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.
Recent Examples on the Web Accuracy is only fair with regular .30/30 ammo but improves considerably with Hornaday’s LEVERevolution. The Editors, Field & Stream, "29 Classic Guns: Old Rifles, Collectible Shotguns, and Other Rare Guns," 23 Feb. 2021 There are shortages of rifle, shotgun and pistol ammo at some of the bigger stores such as Bass Pro Shops and Academy Sports. Dallas News, "Toilet paper is back on shelves, but these 6 things are still tough to find nearly a year into the pandemic," 12 Feb. 2021 Since then, he has been indicted on 17 charges following the seizure of nearly a dozen Molotov cocktail explosive devices from his pickup truck, as well as a number of guns, ammo and concerning handwritten notes. Carol Robinson |, al, "Lonnie Coffman, Alabama man arrested in DC, ordered held without bond," 15 Jan. 2021 The drugs were found in the garage, and the ammo and body armor were found loaded into a tractor-trailer — likely bound for Mexico, investigators said. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Massive stash of cartel cash, drugs and ammo seized from Otay Mesa truck yard," 24 Nov. 2020 An Army-green ammo box sits nearby, bolted down and hosting notes from those few who’ve visited. Sarah Scoles, Popular Science, "A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.," 5 Jan. 2021 The spike in demand wiped out a lot of inventory and created shortages of hunting ammo at sporting goods stores in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "When so much else slumped in 2020, nature took off," 26 Dec. 2020 As a further assurance that this is truly specially created ammo, each box of Custom Shop ammunition will be signed by the Federal employee who hand-loaded it. Field & Stream, "Federal Launches the Custom Shop," 2 Oct. 2020 There’s even a braai kit with the MadKon ammo box grill. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, "The Overlanding Holiday Gift Guide," 25 Nov. 2020

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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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5 Mar 2021

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“Ammo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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