One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having guns, especially of a specified type or amount.‘heavily gunned warships’‘his powerfully gunned army’
- ‘In 1628, the ornately carved and heavily gunned ship had sunk - after less than a mile of her maiden voyage.’
- ‘Its leaders contended that the defensive power of their multi-gunned B17 Flying Fortresses, operating in formation, would permit precision bombing in daylight without unacceptable losses.’
- ‘The growing importance of the heavily gunned man-of-war at sea during the reign of Henry VIII was to transform the administration that supplied them.’
- ‘He decided that mobile, powerfully gunned anti-tank units were the best way to defeat enemy tanks.’
- ‘Twenty-gunned frigates like the Hornet didn't come cheap.’
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