Crossword clues for ammunition
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ammunition \Am`mu*ni"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ammunitioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Ammunitioning.] To provide with ammunition. [1913 Webster] ||
Ammunition \Am`mu*ni"tion\, n. [F. amunition, for munition, prob. caused by taking la munition as l'amunition. See Munition.]
Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense. [Obs.]
Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
Ammunition bread, shoes, etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers. [Eng.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1620s, from French soldiers' faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l'ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a fortifying" (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition "warning." The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.
n. 1 (senseid en articles used in charging firearms)Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc. 2 (context obsolete English) Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense. 3 Any stock of missiles or supplies for a conflict, literal or figurative.
n. projectiles to be fired from a gun [syn: ammo]
any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint; "his admission provided ammunition for his critics"
Ammunition (commonly shortened to ammo) is propellant and projectile, or broadly anything that can be used in combat including bombs, missiles, warheads, landmines, naval mines, and anti-personnel mines. The word comes from the French la munition which is all material used for war. The collective term for all types of ammunition is munitions.
The purpose of ammunition is to project force against a selected target. However, the nature of ammunition use also includes delivery or combat supporting munitions such as pyrotechnic or incendiary compounds. Since the design of the cartridge, the meaning has been transferred to the assembly of a projectile and its propellant in a single package.
Ammunition involves the application of fire to targets, general use of weapons by personnel, explosives and propellants, cartridge systems, high explosive projectiles (HE), warheads, shaped charge forms of attack on armour and aircraft, carrier projectiles, fuzes, mortar ammunition, small arms ammunition, grenades, mines, pyrotechnics, improved conventional munitions, and terminally guided munition.
Ammunition is an extended play by American rapper Chamillionaire. It was released on , by Chamillitary Entertainment. Ammunition is Chamillionaire's first major album release since his second studio album, Ultimate Victory (2007). With production handled by The Beat Bullies, and CyFyre, among others, and collaborated with artists such as Angel, Saigon and Marcus Manchild.
The album generally received positive reviews from music critics. In order to promote the album, Chamillionaire released a freestyle over Rick Ross's Stay Schemin' before the album's release.
Ammunition is the third extended play by American electronic music duo Krewella. It was released on May 20, 2016 by Columbia Records on streaming and digital download music services. Ammunition was preceded by the release of the single "Beggars", on April 28, 2016, shortly followed by the promotional single "Broken Record", which was released on May 10, 2016. It is a six-track extended play, and the duo's first major release since the departure of former member Kris Trindl. It is also their first major release since their debut album Get Wet.
Usage examples of "ammunition".
The aerogram also gave the positions of the lighters loaded with ammunition which he had deposited round the English shores in anticipation of its arrival.
So that Sergeant Asch will be relieved of his post and can take over the ammunition section.
After an early breakfast, the 505th lined up to draw ammunition and field rations, along with atabrine pills to prevent malaria, pills to purify water, and anti-fatigue pills.
Boats containing the heavy ammunition and a regiment of conscripts were battered upon the rocks, and hundreds of the invaders found an unquiet grave upon the Banc des Violets.
The marksmanship of the Soviet artillery was perfect, and it aimed not at squares, as the Germans had done, but at definite targets, batteries, concentrations of tanks and infantry already drawn up on the line of attack, at bridges, underground ammunition dumps, blindages and command posts.
James assisted them with clothes, arms, and ammunition, together with some officers, amongst whom was colonel Bucan, appointed to act as their chief commander.
The mule was probably bad-tempered because it was burdened with the big Hotchkiss machine gun and ammunition boxes too.
G-12 automatic rifle, the burst of the caseless ammunition sending all four figures dancing and toppling.
There were boxes of several kinds of ammunition, mostly full-metal jacket, with some caseless and even the makings for a cap-and-ball revolver.
There was a parcel, neatly wrapped and itemized, of ammunition, including both the rare caseless rounds and the antique .
He snapped the clip out of the weapon and thumbed the square rounds of caseless ammunition out.
A late-model Tolgren, 5mm prefragmented bullets, caseless ammunition and a 30-round horizontal cassette magazine above the barrel.
Glocks were standard police issue, at least twenty years old, that IntenSecure bought by the truckload from PDs that could afford to upgrade to caseless ammunition.
So the offer of arms and ammunition was no idle one and it was the most unkind cut the dacoit leader could have delivered to the head of the Special Dacoity Police Force.
Marine reservist, sitting dejectedly atop a pile of ammunition crates next to a large olive drab painted van, was astonished at the clockwork precision of the SGRCP as they formed a double line of club-and shield-bearing skirmishers, in front, rifle-carrying men and women behind.