ammunition

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English[edit]

an assortment of rifle ammunition

Etymology[edit]

French amunition, for munition, probably caused by taking "la munition" as "l'amunition". See munition.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌæmjuˈnɪʃən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ammunition (countable and uncountable, plural ammunitions)

  1. ​Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
  2. (obsolete) Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.
  3. Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
    Her bad behaviour is giving him ammunition for a divorce.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (articles used in charging firearms): ammo

Translations[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ammunition c

  1. ammunition

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