Ordnance

Definition of Ordnance

Ord´nance
n.1.Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons, ammunitiion, and appliances used in war.
All the battlements their ordnance fire.
- Shak.
Then you may hear afar off the awful roar of his [Rufus Choate's] rifled ordnance.
- E. Everett.
Ordnance survey
the official survey of Great Britain and Ireland, conducted by the ordnance department.

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