flying pig

/flaɪɪŋ ˈpɪg/ (say fluying 'pig)

noun World War I Colloquial
a heavy trench-mortar shell.
{either from the fact that its large size and slow descent meant that it could sometimes be seen in flight or from the squeal it made flying through the air or both}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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