Definitions for ordnanceˈɔrd nəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ord•nanceˈɔrd nəns(n.)

  1. cannon or artillery.

    Category: Military

  2. military weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.

    Category: Military

  3. the army branch that deals with ordnance.

    Category: Military

Origin of ordnance:

1620–30; syncopated var. of ordinance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. munition, ordnance, ordnance store(noun)

    military supplies

  2. artillery, heavy weapon, gun, ordnance(noun)

    large but transportable armament


  1. ordnance(Noun)

    military equipment, especially weapons and ammunition.

  2. ordnance(Noun)


  3. Origin: A reduced form of ordinance, which is attested from the late 14th century in the sense of "military equipment or provisions".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. ordnance

    Explosives, chemicals, pyrotechnics, and similar stores, e.g., bombs, guns and ammunition, flares, smoke, or napalm.


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