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  *炮* | 炮* | *炮
variant of
big gun / cannon / artillery / one who talks big / trad. form 大炮 also used / CL: 門|门,
to bombard / to bomb / trad. also written 炮轟
cannon / gun / artillery
fort / battery
(coll.) piece of light artillery such as a mortar / (fig.) person who speaks boldly and frankly / hot hatch (car) / (also used figuratively with various meanings in other contexts)
to open fire
firearm
lit. firing after the horse / fig. belated action / giving advice in hindsight
to shell / to bombard / bombardment
heavy artillery
gunner / artillery crew
sound of gunfire / fig. news of momentous events
gunboat
catapult / ballista (siege catapult firing stone blocks)
railgun
in quick-fire succession
gunboat / gunship
cannon firing for days on end (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war
Taku Forts, maritime defense works in Tianjin dating back to the Ming dynasty, playing a prominent role during the Opium Wars (1839-1860)
Taku Forts, maritime defense works in Tianjin dating back to the Ming dynasty, playing a prominent role during the Opium Wars (1839-1860)
cannon used for signaling / signaling shot
a short-barreled mortar / an ancient catapult
bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis
lose a wheel, tear at the gun (idiom); flustered and confused in a panic
gunship (aircraft)


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