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 for Orgue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Orgue \Orgue\, n. [F., fr. L. organum organ, Gr. ?. See
     Organ.] (Mil.)
     (a) Any one 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.
     (b) 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.
         [1913 Webster]

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