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Definition of Howitzer

Howitzer

  1. A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar.
  2. A short, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter than the rest of the bore, and intended to throw large projectiles with comparatively small charges.

Howitzer Translations

howitzer in German is Haubitze

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