- 1Mounted guns; artillery: the gun was a brand new piece of ordnanceMore example sentences
- The term is, however, also correctly applied to heavy rifled ordnance of the howitzer class used for coastal defence by some nations, though few ever saw use in 1939-45.
- Over the next fifteen years, he invented and developed bronze boat guns, heavy smoothbore shell guns, and rifled ordnance.
- Following transition to the line around the turn of the century, Reeves continued his brilliant career, tackling the complex problems of naval gunnery, torpedoes, and ordnance.
- 1.1US Munitions: unexploded ordnanceMore example sentences
- The first wave of troops crossed the bridge, and soon the air on the far side was thick with ordnance - artillery shells, mortars, bullets.
- Artillery generally offers greater responsiveness and persistence, while air-delivered ordnance is usually more accurate and lethal.
- The total amounted to more than 180,000 pieces of ordnance.
- 2A branch of government service dealing especially with military stores and materials: [as modifier]: the ordnance corpsMore example sentences
- Charlie Q. Cutshaw served as a U.S. Army infantry, ordnance, and military intelligence officer.
- This selection is made from a list of hundreds of active-duty personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps aviation ordnance community.
- That was small consolation for an ordnance department that had to supply ammunition to the frontlines in more than a dozen different calibers.
late Middle English: variant of ordinance.