Definition of munition in English:

munition

Syllabification: mu·ni·tion
Pronunciation: /myo͝oˈniSHən, myə-
 
/

noun

(munitions)
  • Military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores: reserves of nuclear, chemical, and conventional munitions [as modifier]: a munitions expert munition factories
    More example sentences
    • Weapons, munitions and other equipment were all produced to support naval operations.
    • About 28 percent of the United States Air Forces in Europe's munitions are stored at the site.
    • In their civilian jobs, they work for a contractor clearing weapons ranges of unexploded munitions.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
  • Supply with munitions.

Derivatives

munitioner

noun
( • rare )
More example sentences
  • Mrs. Pankhurst said that the women munitioners should have equal pay with men.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting a granted right or privilege): from French, from Latin munitio(n-) 'fortification', from munire 'fortify or secure'.

More definitions of munition

Definition of munition in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space