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Definition of "ordnance" []

  • Military materiel, such as weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and equipment. (noun)
  • The branch of an armed force that procures, maintains, and issues weapons, ammunition, and combat vehicles. (noun)
  • Cannon; artillery. (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 "ordnance" in a sentence
  • "Col. Hauck, who developed an expertise in ordnance, was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars."
  • "As in apparently the large amount of expended depleted uranium ordnance is having a very bad effect on the health of Afghanis."
  • "The calibre, if you are using Western ordnance, is and has been for decades, 155mm, as can be seen from Reuter's "picture of the month"."