ordnance ordnance  /ˈɔrd nəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) military supplies
  2. (n) large but transportable armament

Usage(s):

  1. Carries nuclear or conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability.
  2. This is ordnance that detonates on hitting something solid, and so the better ammunition against precise, fixed targets such as weapons emplacements.
  3. The wars may be over, but their ordnance continues to kill and maim Mozambicans and prevent them from farming their land.

News

  1. Diver finds possible ordnance at Hapuna

    By TOM CALLIS Tribune-Herald staff writer Hapuna Beach was closed Friday after a diver found unexploded ordnance.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald

  2. Unexploded ordnance closes Hapuna Beach

    Hapuna Beach was closed Friday after a diver found an unexploded ordnance. Explosives experts from Schofield Barracks on Oahu were called in to dispose of the device, possibly an illumination flare. They were expected to arrive at the Big Island late that afternoon.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: West Hawaii Today

  3. Corps to investigate suspected ordnance in Waimea subdivision

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District will investigate and dispose of military ordnance and explosives starting Monday within the Sandalwood subdivision of Waimea. The Corps is coordinating with the state Department of Health and various Hawaii County safety and law enforcement agencies.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: West Hawaii Today

Quotes

  1. "All recruitment has ceased. Military training has ceased, targeting has ceased and all intelligence rendered obsolete. All active service units have been deactivated. All ordnance has been put beyond reach," Spence said in a statement read in...
    on May 4, 2007 By: Gusty Spence Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "The only long-term solution to this dilemma is the expeditious construction of a hardened integrated compound, with the necessary structural integrity to withstand impacts from high-caliber ordnance," Ban said.
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We have taken very seriously the international discussion with respect to the threat posed by unexploded ordnance to innocent civilians," McCormack said.
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: International Herald Tribune

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