noun \mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈel\

: equipment and supplies used by soldiers

Full Definition of MATÉRIEL

:  equipment, apparatus, and supplies used by an organization or institution

Variants of MATÉRIEL

ma·té·ri·el or ma·te·ri·el \mə-ˌtir-ē-ˈel\

Examples of MATÉRIEL

  1. <the army is running short of clothing and other matériel>

Origin of MATÉRIEL

French matériel, from matériel, adjective
First Known Use: 1819


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