ammunition

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noun am·mu·ni·tion \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of ammunition

  1. 1 a :  the projectiles with their fuses, propelling charges, or primers fired from guns b :  cartridges c :  explosive military items (as grenades or bombs)

  2. 2 :  material for use in attacking or defending a position <ammunition for the defense lawyers>

Examples of ammunition in a sentence

  1. The troops were supplied with weapons and ammunition.

  2. <be certain that all of your accusations are true, lest you just give them ammunition to claim that all of them are false>

Origin and Etymology of ammunition

obsolete French amunition, from Middle French, alteration of munition


First Known Use: 1607


AMMUNITION Defined for English Language Learners

ammunition

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noun am·mu·ni·tion \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of ammunition for English Language Learners

  • : the objects (such as bullets and shells) that are shot from weapons


AMMUNITION Defined for Kids

ammunition

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noun am·mu·ni·tion \ˌam-yə-ˈni-shən\

Definition of ammunition for Students

  1. :  objects fired from weapons



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