Definition of artillery
1 : weapons (such as bows, slings, and catapults) for discharging missiles
2a : large bore mounted firearms (such as guns, howitzers, and rockets) : ordnanceb : a branch of an army armed with artillery
3 : means of impressing, arguing, or persuading
Examples of artillery in a Sentence
The troops were being bombarded by artillery.
a captain in the artillery
Recent Examples of artillery from the Web
Typically, these cycles start with an attack on Indian soldiers in Kashmir by infiltrators from Pakistan, triggering Indian artillery strikes, which prod the Pakistanis to respond in kind.
During the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson prepared for a British attack by sending artillery gunners to the Spanish Fort, however the British did not enter Lake Pontchartrain, and the fort never saw battle.
The city, which has a metropolitan area of around 25 million, is within easy reach of North Korea's artillery guns.
Mr. Bachman graduated early from high school, took spring and summer courses at Michigan State and then joined the Army in 1943, serving two years in the artillery corps in New Guinea, Australia and the Philippines.
While international concern has centered on Pyongyang’s efforts to build a weapon capable of striking the U.S., the repressive North Korean regime already has thousands of artillery units positioned along their border with the South.
The first missile launched was an American MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile, also known as ATACMS, fired from a M270 rocket artillery vehicle.
North Korea, for example, could retaliate with its masses of conventional weapons, such as artillery, along the border that is roughly 40 miles from Seoul, a metropolitan area of more than 20 million residents.
Larry Clemens, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, entered the service in December 1968 as an artilleryman attached to the 75th Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, assigned to Hill 34 and Hill 65 in Vietnam.
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Origin and Etymology of artillery
ARTILLERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of artillery for English Language Learners
: large guns that are used to shoot over a great distance
: the part of an army that uses large guns to shoot over a great distance
ARTILLERY Defined for Kids
Definition of artillery for Students
1 : large firearms (as cannon or rockets)
2 : a branch of an army armed with artillery
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