munition

noun
mu·​ni·​tion | \myu̇-ˈni-shən \

Definition of munition 

1 archaic : rampart, defense

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Other Words from munition

munition transitive verb

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About 2,000 tons of bombs and live munitions are found in the soil every year in Germany, a ghoulish reminder of the country's 20th century past. Erik Kirschbaum, latimes.com, "Unexploded WWII bomb brings large-scale disruption to Berlin," 20 Apr. 2018 Workers during construction had to deal with finding unexploded munitions and soldiers’ corpses from the Battle of Stalingrad. James Ellingworth, BostonGlobe.com, "Here is a look at all 12 World Cup stadiums in Russia," 11 June 2018 Egypt, like other Middle East countries, has not signed the treaty banning cluster munitions. Rick Gladstone And Nour Youssef, New York Times, "Egypt Is Using Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions in Sinai, Rights Group Says," 28 Feb. 2018 In addition to protecting CSEPP communities, Rothman’s expertise is available when chemical munitions are recovered separate from the stockpile, in support of CMA’s Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate. Kelly White, The Aegis, "How one U.S. Army program changed the forecast in emergency preparedness," 23 May 2018 People were being killed and maimed by landmines and cluster munitions, while here, the threat is very theoretical. James Vincent, The Verge, "The future of war will be fought by machines, but will humans still be in charge?," 24 Apr. 2018 The ground outside of the complex was littered with broken glass and used police munitions. Bianca Padró Ocasio, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Killer 'never made any threats' to 4 children found dead after standoff, Orlando Police chief says," 13 June 2018 The army said in a statement that its fighter jets had targeted Iranian intelligence and logistics sites around Damascus, as well as munition warehouses, observation and military posts. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria," 10 May 2018 The army said in a statement that its fighter jets had targeted Iranian intelligence and logistics sites around Damascus, as well as munition warehouses, observation and military posts. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria," 10 May 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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munition

noun
mu·​ni·​tion | \myu̇-ˈni-shən \

Kids Definition of munition

: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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