Artillery

Definition of Artillery

Ar`til´ler`y
n.1.Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad.
- 1 Sam. xx. 40.
2.Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds.
3.The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided.
4.The science of artillery or gunnery.
Artillery park
a - A collective body of siege or field artillery, including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition, appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for working them.
b - The place where the artillery is encamped or collected.
Artillery train
a number of pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their furniture, ready for marching.

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armed forces, armed services, army unit, artillery unit, battery, military, military machine, war machine
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