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 The Ukrainian army for weeks now systematically has been severing Russian supply lines in southern Ukraine—blowing up ammo dumps, poking holes in bridges. David Axe, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 And that's where John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum picked up, with Wick scrambling to find allies (and ammo) to fight off pretty much the entire underworld of assassins, all of them very eager to claim the $14 million bounty on his head. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 23 July 2022 Jeffrey Shaumeyer, Bowie, Md Expending all ammo: Everything that needs finishing up comes out of the fridge and gets heated, plated, tucked into a taco, whatever. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 But Jamie Lee Curtis wasn't three people who spent one whole episode prepping a heavy-ammo gun store loadout. Darren Franich,, 5 July 2022 Two rifles, a Glock pistol, multiple magazines and at least 100 rounds of ammo were recovered after the shooting, Ison said. Victoria Albert, CBS News, 19 July 2022 Ten states and the District of Columbia have rules regarding how many rounds of ammo can be in a single magazine. Dante Chinni, NBC News, 26 June 2022 In that case, Oasis Outback sold more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition on a single day to an Eagle Pass businessman, who gave the ammo to Mexican cartel operatives, court records show. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 26 May 2022 The second event is the ammo can lift, where each participant must raise the 30-pound can over their heads for as many reps as possible in a 2-minute window. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 26 May 2022 See More

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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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8 Aug 2022

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“Ammo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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