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meaning: gun, cannon

砲火 == houka == (noun) gunfire, fire
砲兵 == houhei == (noun) artillery, gunner

Left radical is 'rock/stone' (石). Right radical 'wrap/envelop' (包), used phonetically to express 'release/discharge'. This character originally referred to a primitive type of cannon that fired rocks. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Enveloped in rocks discharged from cannon.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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