munition munition  /mju ˈnɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) weapons considered collectively
  2. (n) military supplies
  3. (n) defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  4. (v) supply with weapons

Usage(s):

  1. There's no other munition which would work.
  2. Nearby was a prize almost as valuable as Madrid itself, the mercury mines of Almaden, oldest and richest in Europe, vital to munition makers throughout the continent.
  3. They described how they form teams of four to work with antitank mines looted from Iraqi-army munition sites or bought from middlemen who steal them from unguarded dumps.

News

  • Pentagon team studies Syrian chemical arms

    Months before the Obama administration said it had concluded that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels, the Pentagon began drawing on the expertise of obscure military experts to develop plans to reduce the risks from Syria's massive stockpile of the banned munitions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  1. "It is in Indonesia`s interest to promote world peace. Otherwise our troop in Garuda contingent in South Lebanon will face the danger of Israeli-made cluster munition," Juwono Sudarsono said.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Juwono Sudarsono Source: Antara

  2. ...July, Bob Ainsworth, the armed forces minister, told MPs the CRV-7, equipped with "multi-purpose submunitions" fired from Apache helicopters, did not after all fall within the government's "understanding of a cluster munition".
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Bob Ainsworth Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Hunter said the government makes good "precision munition (attacks) on Mr. (Abu Musab al-) Zarqawi's safe house," referring to the al-Qaida leader killed in a US military assault in 2005.
    on May 4, 2007 By: Duncan Hunter Source: North County Times

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