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Meaning of ORDNANCE

Pronunciation:  'ordnuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large but transportable armament
  2. [n]  military supplies

ORDNANCE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: artillery, gun, heavy weapon, munitions, ordnance stores
 See Also: arbalest, arbalist, armament, battery, bricole, cannon, catapult, field artillery, field gun, four-pounder, gunstock, onager, stock, trebuchet, trebucket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ord"nance\, n. [From OE. ordenance, referring orig. to
the bore or size of the cannon. See {Ordinance}.]
Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and
howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all
weapons and appliances used in war.

      All the battlements their ordnance fire. --Shak.

      Then you may hear afar off the awful roar of his [Rufus
      Choate's] rifled ordnance.               --E. Ererett.

{Ordnance survey}, the official survey of Great Britain and
   Ireland, conducted by the ordnance department.

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