Last modified on 21 January 2015, at 14:50

kranaatinheitin

American soldiers firing a mortar

FinnishEdit

Finnish mortar squad ready to fire.

EtymologyEdit

kranaatin (of a grenade) +‎ heitin (thrower)

NounEdit

kranaatinheitin

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

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Usage notesEdit

  • 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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