mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən \

Definition of munition

1 archaic : rampart, defense

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munition transitive verb

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Hellfire was used in both the 1991 Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the war in Afghanistan, often against non-armored targets such as groups of fighters with rifles or munitions bunkers. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Hellfire Tank Killer Replacement Enters Production," 27 June 2018 The officials also questioned Turkey’s ability to carry out a substantial air campaign involving round-the-clock missions with reconnaissance aircraft and attack planes equipped with precision munitions against the terror group. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "Turkey Seeks Major U.S. Military Support to Adopt Fight in Syria," 4 Jan. 2019 There, group leader Dutch van der Linde—the brains and heart of the operation—gives a rousing speech, telling everyone to earn their keep by gathering supplies, food, munitions, and, of course, money. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Red Dead Redemption II review: Getting muddy in the wide-open frontier," 25 Oct. 2018 Ledbetter said the explosion occurred in the painting area of a vehicle shop where more than 300 people work, and that building does not hold any munitions. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Pennsylvania Army depot explosion injures 4 people, 3 seriously, officials say," 19 July 2018 Among the targets were two munitions manufacturing and storage sites, the Israeli military said, as well as a military compound. Andrew Carey, CNN, "Gaza militants fire rockets towards Israel; IDF responds with airstrikes," 2 June 2018 Bob was drafted with the US Army and was stationed in South Korea as a munitions handler during the Vietnam Era., "Robert A. Ruel," 21 Apr. 2018 In this new system, the munitions are already on the battlefield, waiting to be detonated. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Trying to Design a Civilian-Safe Land Mine," 14 Nov. 2018 Set on the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis went on to become a pivotal port for Civil War munitions, then was a fishing city (though, nowadays most of the trawlers have now been replaced by pleasure boats). Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Towns in America," 21 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of munition

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for munition

Middle French, from Latin munition-, munitio, from munire to fortify, from moenia walls; akin to Latin murus wall and perhaps to Sanskrit minoti he builds, fastens

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mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən \

Kids Definition of munition

: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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