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 use of existing launchers also means that the Army won’t have to form new field artillery units to use PrSM. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 May 2022 Ukrainian forces in recent days forced Russian troops outside the range of field artillery around Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, in some places all the way to the Russian border. Yaroslav Trofimov, WSJ, 12 May 2022 The Western coalition supplying Ukraine with weapons is now shipping NATO-standard heavy artillery into the theater to bolster Ukrainian field artillery units. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2022 For Sigmon, that meant completing two tours of duty in the U.S. Army as a field artillery specialist in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gretchen Morgenson, NBC News, 7 May 2022 The new generation of field artillery on its way to Ukraine, as well as an equally new generation of smart shells, will go a long way toward victory for Kyiv. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2022 Ukraine’s transition to NATO-standard field artillery is moving forward with incredible speed. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Parrott rifles were a type of field artillery built in large numbers during the Civil War. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Mar. 2022 Ten Kliks South describes the aftermath of a field artillery strike near Fallujah during the Iraq War. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of field artillery

1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field artillery was in 1645

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5 Jun 2022

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“Field artillery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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