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- A metal frame on which a piece of ordnance is mounted for firing or transportation.
1879, Richard Jefferies, chapter 1, The Amateur Poacher:
- But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, […] .