field artillery

noun

Definition of 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 Pachucki's 12-soldier advisory team was one of the first deployed to the African continent and included Army experts in field artillery, engineering, logistics, intelligence, and more. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "New Army unit tools African militaries fighting terrorists in Mali," 15 Sep. 2020 His nine years in the National Guard included a deployment to Iraq in 2008 as a field artillery officer. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, "Minnesota veterans disturbed by reports of Trump denigrating military — if they believe them," 12 Sep. 2020 The above video shows M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2A3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, a M992 field artillery ammunition support vehicle, and a M88A2 Hercules armored recovery vehicle. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Army Tanks on Trains Aren’t a Sign of Impending Martial Law," 24 Mar. 2020 The Army offers about 150 jobs, ranging from X-ray technician to dental hygienist, but the positions Morley listed as current fiscal year needs are mostly infantry, special forces, air defense and field artillery jobs. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "U.S. Army pushes to boost recruiting in Phoenix amid its enlistment crisis," 26 Aug. 2019 The use of machine guns and rapid-fire field artillery pieces forced soldiers on both sides, the Allies and the Central Powers, to bore intricate trench systems into the ground. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Explore These World War I Trenches and Tunnels in France and Belgium," 25 June 2019 At field artillery school in Oklahoma, Strzok finished at the top of his class, Dews said. Matt Zapotosky, The Seattle Times, "How anti-Trump texts ruined the career of the FBI’s go-to agent," 14 Aug. 2018 Strzok served in the Army himself, spending four years in the early 1990s as an active-duty field artillery officer. Matt Zapotosky, The Seattle Times, "How anti-Trump texts ruined the career of the FBI’s go-to agent," 14 Aug. 2018 Originally developed as field artillery for the U.S. Army, the 105-millimeter gun fires 33-pound high explosive shells the size of two-liter soda bottles at up to ten rounds a minute, at ranges of up to 7 miles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Take a Ride Inside the AC-130 "Spooky" Gunship," 10 May 2016

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First Known Use of field artillery

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Field artillery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20artillery. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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