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.

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That skin-of-my-teeth sensation was dulled by landing mid-campaign with plenty of ammo in my pockets. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The 16 surprising new games that made PAX West an absolute blast," 9 Sep. 2018 This new kind of ammo used propellant chemicals which formed a solid block surrounding the bullet. Matthew Moss, Popular Mechanics, "We Got Our Hands on an HK G11, the Space-Age Rifle That Never Was," 20 Mar. 2019 Despite the pricey ammo, this technology provides the foundation for Russia’s new silent sniper. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Science of Russia's New Silent Sniper Rifle," 29 Aug. 2018 But things get truly ridiculous with my favorite feature: a display that features a digital ammo counter that feels more at home on a futuristic rifle from Halo than an actual water gun. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "This $133 water gun has a digital ammo counter and charges over USB-C," 10 Aug. 2018 So defeating a whole crew means getting a lot of free ammo and guns. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Fallout 76 journal, day 3: in search of friends and fun," 20 Nov. 2018 Authorities discovered hundreds of rounds of ammo and firearm purchase receipts in Dayon's home along with bomb-building information. Fox News, "Will Mueller get his presidential interview?," 8 Aug. 2018 Rahmani said the base fell to the Taliban after soldiers ran out of ammo, food and water. Frank Miles, Fox News, "US, Afghan forces battle Taliban in Ghazni," 14 Aug. 2018 All those items were located together in an ammo canister. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Police: Idaho Senate candidate confronted officers with knife before his arrest," 10 July 2018

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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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