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ordnance

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noun ord·nance \ˈȯrd-nən(t)s\

Simple Definition of ordnance

  • : military supplies including weapons, ammunition, armor, vehicles, etc.

  • : large, heavy guns on wheels

Full Definition of ordnance

  1. 1 a :  military supplies including weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and maintenance tools and equipment b :  a service of the army charged with the procuring, distributing, and safekeeping of ordnance

  2. 2 :  cannon, artillery

Examples of ordnance

  1. The company was outfitted with 50-millimeter ordnance.

  2. <the army is waiting for the heavy ordnance to be brought in>



Origin of ordnance

Middle English ordinaunce, from Anglo-French ordenance disposition, preparation, military provisions — more at ordinance


First Known Use: 14th century


ORDNANCE Defined for Kids

ordnance

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noun ord·nance \ˈȯrd-nəns\

Definition of ordnance

  1. 1 :  military supplies (as guns, ammunition, trucks, and tanks)

  2. 2 :  artillery 1





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