am·mo | \ˈa-(ˌ)mō \

Definition of ammo 

Examples of ammo in a Sentence

The soldiers ran out of ammo.

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Chiro Dynamics is the ammo sponsor and had the championship team at last year's tournament. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy group organizes fundraiser to benefit veterans," 29 May 2018 The recent interview provided more ammo for her critics, with Bartiromo agreeing with a variety of Trump's points. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Hollywood has its best ever quarter at the box office," 2 July 2018 In September 1937, Brady and Shaffer were spotted on two occasions purchasing ammo at a sporting goods store in Bangor, Maine. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "'Kill-Crazy' Brady gang tried to out-gangster John Dillinger," 29 June 2018 Near the headless corpse, investigators discovered a bunker containing supplies, guns and ammo dug into the hillside. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Man on the run charged with murder after his DNA was found on samurai sword believed to be used to behead woman: police," 30 June 2018 Bottle Breacher has taken the iconic military ammo can and transformed it into a caddy and portable beer cooler. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Top patriotic BBQ gear for July 4," 3 July 2018 Usually, soldiers must carry more than 200 rounds of ammo, medical kits, MRE rations, a weapon cleaning kit and a map, to name a few items. Andrew Keiper, Fox News, "Why US forces carry the American flag," 4 July 2018 Cased telescoped ammo, in which the projectile is fully enclosed in a shell casing, is only now coming into common use with modern armies and results in a more compact projectile. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "France’s New Armored Car Does Not Mess Around," 17 May 2018 On Friday, the U.S. and China slapped levies on $34 billion of each other’s exports, the first heavy ammo in a trade battle that has been brewing for months. Chao Deng, WSJ, "From Movies to Cars, Companies Reckon With Battle Over Trade," 6 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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