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Definition of "ammunition" [am•mu•ni•tion]

  • Projectiles, such as bullets and shot, together with their fuses and primers, that can be fired from guns or otherwise propelled. (noun)
  • Nuclear, biological, chemical, or explosive material, such as rockets or grenades, that are used as weapons. (noun)
  • An object used as a missile in offense or defense: Rocks were my only ammunition against the bear. (noun)
  • A means of attacking or defending an argument, thesis, or point of view. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ammunition" in a sentence
  • "Giannoulis will recover and then the ammunition is already spent."
  • "A variety of ammunition is available to suit just about every survival need, to include 180 grain hard cast bullets."
  • "Non-toxic ammunition is so good now that we have loads that can kill birds farther away than most of us can hit them."