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

Examples of ammo in a Sentence

The soldiers ran out of ammo.
Recent Examples on the Web Stitt noted that working Americans save up their money to go on vacation in Turks and Caicos, and the recent arrests of Americans with stray ammo in their bags may deter future travelers and hurt the Turks and Caicos economy. Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 15 May 2024 While the rifle is chambered for .30-06 Springfield ammunition, agents also believe whoever is responsible used their own reloaded ammo marked with red/orange paint on the bottom of their cartridges, officials said. Brooke Baitinger, Sacramento Bee, 9 May 2024 Lamar’s primary angle is that someone inside Drake’s inner circle is leaking personal information that’s being used as ammo against him. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2024 Deprived of American ammo, Ukrainian batteries went from firing as many as 10,000 shells a day to just 2,000. David Axe, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The thief stole 14 deer mounts, along with a bear hide, a wolf hide, a sheep hide, a mountain goat hide, and multiple boxes of .22 ammo. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 29 Feb. 2024 Drones, not soldiers, will be able to provide remote forward operating bases with food, ammo or radios. Amir Emadi, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 For example, Jennifer was the parent who heard from a school official the day before the shooting that Ethan had been searching on his phone for ammo. Eric Levenson, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 If the United States and Germany sent long-range missiles, more ammo, and air defenses — something Biden will be discussing with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz this Friday in Washington — Ukraine could make further progress in 2024. Trudy Rubin, Twin Cities, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ammo was in 1911

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“Ammo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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am·​mo ˈam-ō How to pronounce ammo (audio)

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