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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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 Israel already has a fully autonomous loitering munition called the Harop, which can dive-bomb radar signals without human direction and has reportedly already been used with lethal results on the battlefield. Billy Perrigo, Time, "A Global Arms Race for Killer Robots Is Transforming the Battlefield," 9 Apr. 2018 May not be used on Boring Company decorative lacquered hay bales or Boring Company dockside munitions warehouses. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, "ATF doesn’t know why Elon Musk said agency is ‘A-ok’ with flamethrowers," 29 Jan. 2018 The targets, which included six military compounds, munitions warehouses and a tunnel that extended into its territory, belonged to Gaza ruler Hamas and militant group Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Israeli military said. Felicia Schwartz And Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Israeli Jets Hit Gaza Targets After Militants Fire Projectiles Over Border," 29 May 2018 Even the United States, a wool exporter, faced a shortage, in part because so much of the material had been diverted to make uniforms, blankets, and munitions during the war. Greg Daugherty, Smithsonian, "When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fit," 25 May 2018 On Wednesday evening, January 11, six days before the launch, the munitions squadron received orders to assemble several hundred bombs. William Langewiesche, The Atlantic, "An Extraordinarily Expensive Way to Fight ISIS," 21 June 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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