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

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Examples of ammo in a Sentence

The soldiers ran out of ammo.
Recent Examples on the Web Brix is also able to detect guns and ammo which could be on campuses. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Spring ISD Police Department K9 graduates training," 3 Jan. 2020 These gloves appear to solve one of the trickier issues of VR gaming, where a virtual item (a weapon, some ammo) requires real-world actions, like bending over or reaching awkwardly, to manipulate with your hands. Kyle Orland And Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Half Life Alyx hits PC VR headsets in March 2020 [Updated]," 21 Nov. 2019 The ammo inside matched the brass casing found in the boy’s pocket, police said. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Boy, 12, arrested, accused of pointing stolen gun at other children in Daytona Beach," 25 Oct. 2019 Just as The Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord stockpiled guns and ammo, the Q folks stockpile rare Pepes, dank memes and elaborate link-analysis charts for when the cause needs them. Matt Farwell, The New Republic, "The Forgotten Christian Terror Cult That Presaged Trump’s Memes," 22 Oct. 2019 The aim is for the new ammo to be 20 percent less than an equal brass case weight. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Army's new machine gun will blast like battle tanks," 19 July 2018 An average battle leans heavily on Boneworks' firearms, since the campaign doles out a ridiculous amount of pistols, Uzis, rifles, and ammo, and these are all remarkably effective at clearing out the game's waves of slow-and-stupid enemies. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Boneworks review: An absolute VR mess—yet somehow momentous," 12 Dec. 2019 Other items in your checked baggage: Airlines have special rules and restrictions for checking guns and ammo. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s a checklist for surviving holiday travel — with your sanity intact," 9 Nov. 2019 Devonte Green Green has the code for unlimited ammo in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas tattooed on the underside of his upper arm. Zach Osterman, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the Hoosiers: Get to know the 2019-2020 Indiana basketball players and their roles," 25 Oct. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

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“Ammo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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