mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio) \

Definition of munition

1 archaic : rampart, defense

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Other Words from munition

munition transitive verb

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In 1775, Gage himself would be under siege in Boston after his unsuccessful attempt to seize colonial munitions in Concord. Kathleen Duval, WSJ, "‘Frontier Rebels’ Review: The Revolution Out West," 18 Dec. 2018 Griffin is also equipped with the Iron Fist active protection system, can launch loitering munitions from the turret, and weighs approximately 40 tons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These 3 Tanks Will Replace the U.S. Army’s M2 Bradley," 10 Oct. 2018 Even after a German U-boat sank the Lusitania, a British passenger liner (also carrying munitions), and 128 Americans lost their lives, the U.S. remained neutral for nearly two years. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, "‘The Great War in America’ Review: A Country at War With Itself," 21 Dec. 2018 Combined with the ability to carry up to 600 pounds of munitions internally, such as a pair of 250-pound Small Diameter Bombs, and the Valkyrie could be very close to being a real, deployable aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Tests New “Loyal Wingman” Sidekick Drone for Combat," 7 Mar. 2019 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

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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 How to pronounce munition (audio) \

Kids Definition of munition

: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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