artillery

[Ar*til┬Ěler*y]

Artillery refers to large caliber guns guns with big barrels which can be moved from one place to another for land battles. The artillery is also the name for the army unit that uses these big guns.

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Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.

Noun
large but transportable armament

Noun
a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his conversational weapons"

Noun
an army unit that uses big guns


n.
Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.

n.
Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds.

n.
The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided.

n.
The science of artillery or gunnery.


Artillery

Ar*til"ler*y , n. [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.] 1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows. [Obs.]
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad.
2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds. &hand; The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense, including the powder, cartridges, matches, utensils, machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a train of artillery. 3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided. 4. The science of artillery or gunnery. Campbell. Artillery park, or Park of artillery. (a) A collective body of siege or field artillery, including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition, appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for working them. (b) The place where the artillery is encamped or collected. -- Artillery train, or Train of artillery, a number of pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their furniture, ready for marching.

Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.

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