artillery

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English artillerie, from Old French artillerie.

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NounEdit

artillery (countable and uncountable, plural artilleries)

  1. Large projectile weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person; usually various types of cannon, but rocket artillery also exists.
  2. An army unit that uses such weapons.
  3. Gunnery.
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  4. (archaic) A military formation using projectile weapons, such as archers.

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ReferencesEdit

  • artillery at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • artillery in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.