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Meaning of ORDNANCE

Pronunciation:  'ordnuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: armament, arms, artillery, A-weapons, battery, biological weapons, cannon, cannonry, coast artillery, conventional weapons, deadly weapons, field artillery, flak, heavy field artillery, instruments of destruction, missilery, munitions, musketry, nuclear weapons, side arms, siege artillery, siege engine, small arms, thermonuclear weapons, trench artillery, weaponry, weapons
 

 

 

 

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