mounted projectile-firing guns or missile launchers, mobile or stationary, light or heavy, as distinguished from small arms.
the troops or the branch of an army concerned with the use and service of such weapons.
the science that treats of the use of such weapons.
His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
PTSD: How the U.S. Army Failed Veteran Courtney Lockhart David Philipps November 9, 2010
The place was awash with water, and we couldn’t see a thing and we couldn’t hear anything above the small-arms and artillery fire.
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The North has more than 10,000 artillery pieces and rockets poised on the DMZ that could hit Seoul within minutes.
Not So Fast, Kim Leslie H. Gelb May 25, 2009
The Syrian army has moved cautiously under the cover of artillery fire and air support.
Syria’s Assault on Aleppo Stalls The Telegraph July 31, 2012
On Sunday night, both spouses woke up first at 2:00 a.m. and then again at 5:00 a.m. because of artillery shelling.
Mom and Pop on Ukraine’s Battle Line Anna Nemtsova June 1, 2014
It was otherwise in the infancy of artillery and military engineering.
Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3) James Dennistoun
Rain fell in torrents; the crashing thunder was like the roar of artillery.
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Later in the night, quite near to morning, there came a terrific shock of artillery fire that heralded a German raid.
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The artillery portion of the spectacle produced a still greater effect.
Freeland Theodor Hertzka
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
guns, cannon, howitzers, mortars, etc, of calibre greater than 20 mm
troops or military units specializing in using such guns
the science dealing with the use of guns
devices for discharging heavy missiles, such as catapults or slings
late 14c., “warlike munitions,” from Anglo-French artillerie, Old French artillerie (14c.), from artillier “to provide with engines of war” (13c.), which probably is from Medieval Latin articulum “art, skill,” diminutive of Latin ars (genitive artis) “art.” But some would connect it with Latin articulum “joint,” and still others with Old French atillier “to equip,” altered by influence of arte. Sense of “engines for discharging missiles” (catapults, slings, bows, etc.) is from late 15c.; that of “ordnance, large guns” is from 1530s.
A weapon or weapons, esp a handgun carried by a criminal; heat (1900s+ Underworld)
A drug user’s hypodermic syringe
1 Sam. 20:40, (Heb. keli, meaning “apparatus;” here meaning collectively any missile weapons, as arrows and lances. In Revised Version, “weapons”). This word is derived from the Latin artillaria = equipment of war.
a soldier serving in an unit of the army. Contemporary Examples Drafted as a private, he applied for officer training, and then, as an artilleryman, rapidly climbed the ranks. The Noble General John Barry July 23, 2011 Historical Examples You have got to learn to be a soldier—an artilleryman, not a molly. Gil the Gunner […]
a soldier serving in an unit of the army. Historical Examples In the Rue Crozatier an artillerist of the army, gone over to the people on the 18th March, was surrounded. History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary He threw out his anchor, which ricochetted, as an artillerist would say. Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson […]
- Artillery plant
a spreading, tropical American plant, Pilea microphylla, of the nettle family, having small, fleshy leaves and green flowers, grown as a curiosity because the pollen is discharged explosively when dry. noun any of various tropical urticaceous plants of the genus Pilea, such as P. microphylla, all having stamens that discharge their pollen explosively
characterized by a showy, pretentious, and often spurious display of artistic interest, manner, or mannerism. a male given name, form of . . Contemporary Examples Once she became a “pro”, however, she abandoned her arty ways and stuck to a more documentary style. India’s Modern Eye Blake Gopnik July 16, 2012 Cosmopolis is too arty […]