Orgue Definition


(military) Any of a number of long, thick pieces of timber, pointed and shod with iron, and suspended, each by a separate rope, over a gateway, to be let down in case of attack.


(military) A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.


Origin of Orgue

  • From French, from Latin organum (“organ, instrument, tool”), from Ancient Greek ὄργανον (organon, “organ, instrument, tool”). See organ.

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