kranaatinheitin

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American soldiers firing a mortar

Finnish[edit]

Finnish mortar squad ready to fire.

Etymology[edit]

kranaatin (of a grenade) +‎ heitin (thrower)

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kranaatinheitin

  1. mortar (muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon)

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  • The word kranaatinheitin refers to a modern weapon. Its historical predecessor is called mörssäri in Finnish.
  • In Finnish a mortar fires grenades (kranaatti), but in English it fires shells or bombs.

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