Translation of artillery in Spanish:

artillery

Pronunciation: /ɑːrˈtɪləri; ɑːˈtɪləri/

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (weapons) artillería (feminine)
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    • From ahead came the rumble of heavy artillery fire off to the west and the east.
    • British forces took its airport and a bridge, but Iraqi forces resisted with artillery and heavy machine guns.
    • Thousands were killed from heavy artillery fire and constant aerial bombardment by the Nazis.
    1.2 (branch of army) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) the artillery la artillería
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    • The mortar platoon is the personal artillery battery for the battalion commander.
    • Together with the armour, artillery and infantry, the Royal Engineers form one of the combat elements of the army.
    • Reinforced with artillery the Kwantung Army tried again on 23 July, but were again checked.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.