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munitionette

(mjuːˌnɪʃəˈnɛt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) informal Brit a female munitions-factory worker, esp during the First World War
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Gibbs said: "The first munitionette side started at William Beardsmore's factory at Parkhead in 1916.
Let the children get involved and dress up in the museum's munitionette costumes ?
The female Maritime out-migrant in Boston, the middle-class temperance worker, the working-class munitionette, and the immigrant domestic from the British Isles are just a few of the familiar-although still obscurehistorical figures given life in this group of stories.
Lizzie, of Stainton Street, South Shields, worked as a munitionette and also played for a ladies' football team.
The use of yellow refers to the discolouration that a lot of the Munitionettes or Canary Girls suffered due to handling TNT and the black references the growing fashionability of this colour among clothing after the war.
From munitionettes to tram conductresses, visitors can discover the contribution women made to the war effort, during the event, which runs from today until Sunday, February 18.
Blyth Spartans Munitionettes was the team and the year - you might have guessed - was during the First World War when, in tragic circumstances, opportunities opened up for women.
Blyth Spartans of Northumberland were among the first queens of the game, with Bella Raey hitting 133 goals in 1917-18 as they won the Munitionettes Cup.
Families can see First World War documents, speak to experts in the Museum's History Centre and discover more about the role of women, including the remarkable story of the Munitionettes who worked in Coventry's factories manufacturing armoury and weapons for the British Army.
It includes sections on recruitment, defence, medical care, the role of women, war work and the munitionettes, as well as the war in the air, sea and on the Western Front.
Roedd perthynas i Beth - Olwen Leyshon - yn gweithio yno, ac mae Catrin yn trafod gwaith peryglus y munitionettes, ac angladd fawr dwy o'r merched yn Abertawe.
The story of the Munitionettes in Porthmadog is very much one of women fighting for their rights, and in Swansea it's a story of how tough and demanding the work was and how many girls were lost in a tragic incident, because one of the ever-present hazards of the Munitionettes' work was the risk of explosion.