am·​mo | \ ˈa-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce ammo (audio) \

Definition of ammo

Examples of ammo in a Sentence

The soldiers ran out of ammo.
Recent Examples on the Web Blevins was arrested Friday on a charge of terroristic threat to create public fear of serious bodily injury and guns, ammo and other items were found at his apartment, the sheriff’s office said. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 1 June 2021 People have started making gun-buying decisions based on what ammo is available. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 31 May 2021 That door did not lead to a traditional retail store with racks of ammo and gear. Nick Penzenstadler, USA Today, 28 May 2021 The first three quarters of the game play out like a classic survival horror game in which ammo is scarce — but not so scarce on the Standard difficulty level as to be grating. Washington Post, 10 May 2021 Damage characters out front dealing damage, support characters in the rear offering support (healing, ammo, shields, but also dealing damage, just not as directly) and tanks to rally around that can provide cover along with both support and damage. Erik Kain, Forbes, 21 May 2021 This is partly due to the wide availability of ammo and partly due to the cartridge’s extended reach. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 19 Mar. 2021 The last bit of the game is more all-out action mechs, hordes of enemies and loads of ammo. Washington Post, 10 May 2021 Comment: The Saints need a quarterback of the future, but probably don’t have enough ammo to trade up., 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ammo

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ammo

by shortening & alteration

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9 Jun 2021

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“Ammo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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