Definition of minute gun in English:

minute gun


  • A gun fired at intervals of a minute, especially at a funeral.

    ‘A coffin with the word “LIBERTY” in capital letters engraved upon it, was borne to the cemetery on the shoulders of eight men, while the minute gun was fired.’
    • ‘The army death reveille, the minute gun, the tolling of bells for the dead, the tocsin, etc., all have their roots in the attributes assigned to the primitive drum.’