a small, armed warship of light draft, used in ports where the water is shallow.
any small ship carrying mounted .
a small shallow-draft vessel carrying mounted guns and used by coastal patrols, etc
1793, from gun + boat. Gunboat diplomacy is from 1916, originally with reference to Western policies in China.
noun 1. a naval brig of the 18th century having from 8 to 12 guns.
noun An artillery man (1970s+ Army)
noun 1. an aircraft-mounted motion-picture camera recording the firing of all weapons on the gun-target line of the pilot.
noun 1. the structure on which a gun is mounted or moved and from which it is fired. noun 1. a mechanical frame on which a gun is mounted for adjustment and firing or for transportation