artillery, heavy weapon, gun, ordnance(noun)
large but transportable armament
artillery, artillery unit(noun)
an army unit that uses big guns
a means of persuading or arguing
"he used all his conversational weapons"
Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person.
A unit of the army, that uses such weapons.
Origin: artillerie, from artillerie.
munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows
cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds
the men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided
the science of artillery or gunnery
Origin: [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.]
Artillery is a weapon of war that operates by projection of munitions far beyond the effective range of personal weapons. Artillery comprise specialised devices which use some form of stored energy to operate, whether mechanical, chemical, or electromagnetic. Originally designed to breach fortifications, they have evolved from nearly static installations intended to reduce a single obstacle to highly mobile weapons of great flexibility in which now reposes the greater portion of a modern army's offensive capabilities. Originally artillery was any group of infantry primarily armed with projectile weapons. Since the development of cannon, the word "artillery" in practice has largely meant cannon; in contemporary usage it usually refers to shell-firing guns, howitzers, mortars, and rockets. In common speech the word artillery is individual devices, together with their accessories and fittings, although these assemblages are more properly called equipment. By association, artillery may also refer to the arm of service that customarily operates such engines. Artillery is the most lethal form of land-based armament; in the Napoleonic Wars, World War I and World War II the vast majority of combat deaths were caused by artillery. In 1944, Joseph Stalin said in a speech that artillery was "the God of War".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
är-til′ėr-i, n. offensive weapons of war, esp. cannon, mortars, &c.: the men who manage them: a branch of the military service: gunnery.—ns. Artill′erist, one skilled in artillery or gunnery; Artill′ery-man, a soldier of the artillery. [O. Fr. artillerie, artiller, to arm; through a supposed Low L. artillāre—L. ars, artis, art.]
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The numerical value of artillery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of artillery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of artillery in a Sentence
Once they get inside an urban area, your air assets and artillery become much less useful.
They fire artillery, there are often casualties and the civilians scatter into the jungle.
I was field artillery and there’s an M109 right over there and I used to drive one of those.
We are monitoring violations by the regime in several areas using mortars and heavy artillery.
I think the Park Service always assumed, you took an artillery shell on April 9, you probably died that day.
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- artilleriaCatalan, Valencian
- artilerie, dělostřelectvoCzech
- πυροβολικό, πυροβολική, πυροβόλοGreek
- tykistö, tykistöoppiFinnish
- 砲兵隊, 大砲Japanese
- ağır silahlarTurkish
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