artillery

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English artillerie, from Old French artillerie.

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Noun[edit]

artillery (plural artilleries)

  1. Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person.
    • Bible, 1 Sam. xx. 40
      And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad.
  2. An army unit that uses such weapons.
  3. Gunnery.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Campbell to this entry?)

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