Definition of Ordnance

1. Noun. Military supplies.

Exact synonyms: Munition, Ordnance Store
Generic synonyms: Armament



2. Noun. Large but transportable armament.
Exact synonyms: Artillery, Gun, Heavy Weapon
Generic synonyms: Armament
Specialized synonyms: Cannon, Field Artillery, Field Gun, Four-pounder
Terms within: Gunstock, Stock
Group relationships: Battery
Derivative terms: Gun

Definition of Ordnance

1. n. Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons and appliances used in war.

Definition of Ordnance

1. Noun. military equipment, especially weapons and ammunition. ¹

2. Noun. artillery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ordnance

1. artillery; a cannon [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ordnance

ordinary shares
ordinate
ordinated
ordinately
ordinates
ordinating
ordination
ordinations
ordinative
ordinator
ordinators
ordinaunce
ordinee
ordinees
ordines
ordnance (current term)
ordnance stores
ordnances
ordo
ordoliberal
ordoliberalism
ordoliberals
ordonezite
ordonnance
ordonnances
ordonnant
ordos
ordovian
ordovician
ordre

Literary usage of Ordnance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The names of the Captaines, Ships, their burdens, number of men and ordnance in his Majesties sixe Ships. \Irst, Sir Robert Mansell Admirall in the Lyon, ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"Costs of the damages of ordnance to be deducted from the pay of the officers or soldiers having charge of it. SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, ..."

3. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1903)
"u the soldier who waits on an officer ; a dally moal at •> fixed price, or the place where It Is given; part of an escutcheon, Ac. Board of ordnance. ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"I certify that the above is a correct statement of ordnance and ordnance stores captured b_y Major-General Sheridan, and turned over to the ordnance ..."

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