field artillery


: artillery other than antiaircraft artillery used with armies in the field

Examples of field artillery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Boston is a former U.S. Army field artillery officer whose research includes an emphasis on Russian ground capabilities. Hope Hodge Seck, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2023 Between 2003 and 2016, according to the authors of the Rand report, training and readiness for Army field artillery atrophied as the service reduced its active field artillery battalions by nearly half, from 96 to 50. Hope Hodge Seck, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2023 Those looking to pinpoint a recent apex of U.S. field artillery might look to February 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, when more than 350 U.S. Army artillery weapons targeted Iraqi positions, thwarting counterattacks and helping to secure a swift victory. Hope Hodge Seck, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2023 As a result, there are several videos on social media showing Lancets targeting Ukraine’s field artillery. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2023 Some field artillery combat jobs had opened to women earlier than other disciplines had. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2023 Nikki Rizzi, who was among the first group of female officers the Army permitted to attend field artillery school in 2010, deployed with HIMARS to the operations hub of Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a battery platoon leader in 2011. Popular Mechanics, 31 Mar. 2023 Hardiman, who commissioned as a field artillery officer, will be assigned to Detachment 2, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery Regiment, based in Urbana. C.r. Walker, Chicago Tribune, 13 Sep. 2022 Instead, the Army placed her in field artillery in which soldiers use cannons, missiles and rockets to attack the enemy. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field artillery was in 1645

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“Field artillery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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