heavy artillery

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of heavy artillery

:a more powerful version of something
  • His first argument didn't work, so he changed his approach and brought out the heavy artillery.

Word by Word Definitions

heavy play
  1. : having great weight

  2. : having a high specific gravity : having great weight in proportion to bulk

  3. : having or being atoms of greater than normal mass for that element

  1. : to a great or overwhelming degree : with or as if with great weight : in a heavy manner : heavily

  1. : heavyweight

  2. : a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

  3. : a character in a story or play who opposes the hero : villain

artillery play
  1. : weapons (such as bows, slings, and catapults) for discharging missiles

  2. : large bore mounted firearms (such as guns, howitzers, and rockets) : ordnance

  3. : a branch of an army armed with artillery


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