(sports, rugby, ice hockey) A powerfully hit shot.
Other Word Forms of Howitzer
Origin of Howitzer
Dutch houwitser from German Haubitze alteration of obsolete haufnitz catapult from Old Czech haufnice probably from haufný catapult that slung many stones at once hauf group, heap (probably from Middle High German hūfe) (from Old High German hūfo) -ný n. suff.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Dutch houwitser (see for further etymology).
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