Definition of ammunition
1a : the projectiles with their fuses, propelling charges, or primers fired from gunsb : cartridgesc : explosive military items (such as grenades or bombs)
2 : material for use in attacking or defending a position ammunition for the defense lawyers
Examples of ammunition in a Sentence
The troops were supplied with weapons and ammunition.
be certain that all of your accusations are true, lest you just give them ammunition to claim that all of them are false
Recent Examples of ammunition from the Web
According to authorities and records, Ramos was arrested five days after the 2015 shooting when police found him with two guns and ammunition under a seat during a traffic stop.
Moles was charged with carrying a pistol without a license and having unregistered ammunition.
Washington (CNN)A man with an AR-15 assault rifle, a 40-caliber handgun and 90 rounds of ammunition was arrested at President Donald Trump's namesake hotel in Washington early Wednesday morning after a tipster warned police, authorities said.
Menard held the family members at gunpoint and instructed one of them to retrieve his grandfather's two shotguns and ammunition from inside the home.
Euro-area inflation slowed more than economists forecast, giving ammunition for ECB policy makers who say it’s too early to commit to an exit from monetary stimulus.
WASHINGTON -- Police arrested a man inside Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington early Wednesday after discovering an assault rifle, a handgun and ammunition inside his vehicle.
Somebody is going to come out of this thing with an audacious claim full of fresh ammunition.
To clarify the picture, Reid and Nicholson decided to scour Burnswark for traces of ancient Roman ammunition.
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Origin and Etymology of ammunition
obsolete French amunition, from Middle French, alteration of munition
First Known Use: 1607
AMMUNITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ammunition for English Language Learners
: the objects (such as bullets and shells) that are shot from weapons
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Definition of ammunition for Students
: objects fired from weapons
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