the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns.
the means of igniting or exploding such material, as primers, fuzes, and gunpowder.
any material, means, weapons, etc., used in any conflict:
a crude ammunition of stones.
information, advice, or supplies to help defend or attack a viewpoint, argument, or claim:
Give me some ammunition for the debate.
Obsolete. any military supplies.
The WWI-era equipment had been acquired from a Polish ammunition factory in the late 1930s.
Israel Had a Secret, Underground Bullet Factory Nina Strochlic July 17, 2014
Law-enforcement officials are now looking into whether any of that money was used to buy weapons and ammunition.
Suspected Gunman James Holmes’s Campus Mayhem Christine Pelisek, Eliza Shapiro July 23, 2012
Authorities found a loaded semi-automatic gun they believe Benton discarded on a nearby hillside and ammunition in his car.
Pepperdine President’s Son Chris Benton Arrested Jamie Reno August 24, 2012
Barbour provided the ammunition in what was otherwise a friendly profile in a conservative magazine.
Haley Barbour’s Mississippi Memories Howard Kurtz December 20, 2010
Months before, he had gone online to buy thousands of rounds of ammunition for these weapons.
Would Truth Serum Work on James Holmes in the Aurora Shooting Trial? Kent Sepkowitz March 13, 2013
Water and food they still had in abundance, but ammunition was running low.
A Soldier’s Trial Charles King
I’m not sure that it would shoot if I had ammunition, but I’d like to try.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr
But by the year following they were better prepared, for they had obtained guns and ammunition from the traders.
Then and Now Robert Vaughn
Presents to Indians to consist chiefly of arms, ammunition, and whisky.
Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 3, April 16, 1870 Various
Artillery, wagons and ammunition piled up in disorder; from people along the way reports of fighting.
The Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry in the Closing Scenes of the War for the Maintenance of the Union, from Richmond to Appomatox William B. Arnold
any projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, etc, that can be discharged from a weapon
bombs, missiles, chemicals, biological agents, nuclear materials, etc, capable of use as weapons
any means of defence or attack, as in an argument
1620s, from French soldiers’ faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l’ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) “a fortifying” (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition “warning.” The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.
: The fat ammo barge rocked up and down
Ammunition: The platoon is out of ammo (1930+)
Information and other material that may be used in a debate, campaign, expose´, etc: Your shabby personal life gives lots of ammo to the opposition
- Ammunition clip
. a metal frame or container holding cartridges for a magazine rifle or automatic pistol. noun a metallic container holding cartridges for an automatic firearm
the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns. the means of igniting or exploding such material, as primers, fuzes, and gunpowder. any material, means, weapons, etc., used in any conflict: a crude ammunition of stones. information, advice, or supplies […]
. Historical Examples His original name was Amn; thus it stands in the rings of the twelfth dynasty. Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke According to Manetho, his name means concealment; and the root “Amn” also means to veil or conceal. Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke The lion with the rams head (Krio-sphinx—symbol of […]
- Amne machin shan
a mountain range in W central China. Highest peak, Amne Machin, 23, 490 feet (7164 meters).