munition, ordnance, ordnance store(noun)
artillery, heavy weapon, gun, ordnance(noun)
large but transportable armament
military equipment, especially weapons and ammunition.
Origin: A reduced form of ordinance, which is attested from the late 14th century in the sense of "military equipment or provisions".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ord′nans, n. great guns: artillery: (orig.) any arrangement, disposition, or equipment.—Ordnance survey, a preparation of maps and plans of Great Britain and Ireland, or parts thereof, undertaken by government and carried out by men selected from the Royal Engineers—so called because in earlier days the survey was carried out under the direction of the Master-general of the Ordnance. [Ordinance.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Explosives, chemicals, pyrotechnics, and similar stores, e.g., bombs, guns and ammunition, flares, smoke, or napalm.
The numerical value of Ordnance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Ordnance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's much more than just the pilot being able to fly the plane and release the ordnance, there's a whole system that surrounds this.
Some of our platforms, our people, and our systems will arrive late to the fight, they will arrive with insufficient ordnance. And they will be inadequately prepared to fight.
During my second tour, we were providing security for the EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal] guys, we didn’t know what we were blowing up, so it’s possible that there we were exposed to something toxic. We stood over open burn pits.
If you look at the X-51, the size is slightly too big to put it on our current bombers, it was made as a demonstrator. There’s no weapon in it. There are no sensors on board for controlling the guidance. So we’re looking at making it more durable, getting the guidance control developed so that it can become a weapon system, developing the ordnance.
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