artillery pieces

plural noun

: large guns that shoot over long distances

Examples of artillery pieces in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, back inside their van, the men then scour the drone’s video feed, hunting for high-value enemy targets such as Russian artillery pieces or trucks loaded with ammunition. Tom Soufi Burridge, ABC News, 29 Sep. 2023 The White House initially withheld approval for requests for Stinger anti-aircraft missiles, Howitzer artillery pieces, anti-ship missiles and HIMARS systems, but later gave the green light to them being shipped. Leila Sackur, NBC News, 23 Sep. 2023 Others are attack drones, dropping ordnance or exploding on impact, killing Russian soldiers hiding in trenches, blowing up tanks on the front lines, striking artillery pieces hidden in tree lines and hitting stockpiles of munitions and key supply lines. Ian Pannell, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2023 When the Soviet Union opportunistically invaded Finland in November of 1939, Sweden dispatched military aid including 26 warplanes, over 340 artillery pieces and 8,000 volunteer fighters. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2023 On that battlefield, the U.S. Army’s artillery pieces would be outnumbered by the Russians’ by a ratio of at least two to one. Hope Hodge Seck, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2023 The cluster munitions that the United States is set to provide to Ukraine are launched from artillery pieces. Júlia Ledur, Washington Post, 7 July 2023 Observers of the conflict can however account for 1,937 Russian tanks, 2,137 infantry fighting vehicles, 309 armored personnel carriers, 107 surface-to-air missile systems, and 784 artillery pieces. Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2023 Ukraine is counting on the heat of late spring and summer to dry the ground into firm pavement — ideal for the heavy tanks and artillery pieces that will be central to the counteroffensive. Michael Schwirtz, New York Times, 1 May 2023 See More

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“Artillery pieces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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