field artillery


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 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 Countries such as Russia and China, with their own navies and air forces, could temporarily cut off Marine units from the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and field artillery units meant to give them a huge firepower advantage on the battlefield. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marines Want an Ultra-Portable Kamikaze Drone," 26 Apr. 2018 Private Ralph Brady, battery F. 145th field artillery, Camp Kearny., "May 6, 1918: 13 drown at Ocean Beach," 6 May 2018 The groom served six years in the Texas Army National Guard, deploying to Baghdad as a field artillery officer. New York Times, "Alicia Ciccone, William Thomas," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of field artillery

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Field artillery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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