heavy artillery

Definition of heavy artillery

  1. :  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

  1. :  having great weight

    :  characterized by mass or weight

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

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

  1. :  heavyweight

    :  a theatrical role of a dignified or somber character

    :  an actor playing such a role

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

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

    :  a branch of an army armed with artillery

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to criticize severely

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