ordnance

Explosives, chemicals, pyrotechnics, and similar stores, e.g., bombs, guns and ammunition, flares, smoke, or napalm.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Ordnance — Ord nance, n. [From OE. ordenance, referring orig. to the bore or size of the cannon. See {Ordinance}.] Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons, ammunitiion,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ordnance — (n.) cannon, artillery, a clipped form of ORDINANCE (Cf. ordinance) (q.v.) which was attested from late 14c. in the sense of military materials, provisions of war; a sense now obsolete but which led to those of engines for discharging missiles… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ordnance — Pays d’origine Pékin,  Chine Genre musical Power Metal Trash Metal Groove Metal …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ordnance — [ôrd′nəns] n. [contr. < ORDINANCE, in restricted meaning] 1. cannon or artillery 2. all military weapons together with ammunition, combat vehicles, etc. and the equipment and supplies used in servicing these 3. a military branch or unit that… …   English World dictionary

  • Ordnance — (spr. órdnǟnß), in England das Geschützwesen, auch die Behörde (O. Department), der die Sorge für das gesamte Artillerie , Ingenieur , Garnison und Kasernenwesen obliegt, und die direkt vom Kriegsamt ressortiert. Vgl. Ordonnanztruppen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • ordnance — *armament, matériel, munitions, arms, artillery, ammunition …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ordnance — [n] artillery arms, big guns*, bombs, heavy stuff*, missiles, munitions, weapons; concepts 322,500 …   New thesaurus

  • ordnance — ► NOUN 1) mounted guns; cannon. 2) US munitions. 3) a government department dealing with military stores and materials. ORIGIN variant of ORDINANCE(Cf. ↑ordinance) …   English terms dictionary

  • Ordnance — Not to be confused with Ordinance (disambiguation). Ordnance may refer to: Military: Military logistics, especially provision of weapons and ammunition Ordnance weapon, a personal weapon issued to a member of a military unit Aircraft ordnance,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ordnance QF 75 mm — The Ordnance QF 75 mm, abbreviated to OQF 75 mm, was a British tank gun of the Second World War. It was used instead of the Ordnance QF 6 pounder ( 6 pdr ), an anti tank gun, to give better performance against infantry targets in a… …   Wikipedia

  • ordnance — n. 1 mounted guns; cannon. 2 a branch of government service dealing esp. with military stores and materials. Phrases and idioms: ordnance datum Brit. mean sea level as defined for Ordnance Survey. Ordnance map Brit. a map produced by Ordnance… …   Useful english dictionary

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