ordnance


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ord·nance

 (ôrd′nəns)
n.
1. Military materiel, such as weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and equipment.
2. The branch of an armed force that procures, maintains, and issues weapons, ammunition, and combat vehicles.
3. Cannon; artillery.

[Middle English ordnaunce, variant of ordinaunce, order, military provision; see ordinance.]

ordnance

(ˈɔːdnəns)
n
1. (Military) cannon or artillery
2. (Military) military supplies; munitions
3. (Military) the ordnance a department of an army or government dealing with military supplies
[C14: variant of ordinance]

ord•nance

(ˈɔrd nəns)

n.
1. cannon or artillery.
2. military weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.
3. the army branch that deals with ordnance.
[1620–30; syncopated variant of ordinance]

ordnance

Explosives, chemicals, pyrotechnics, and similar stores, e.g., bombs, guns and ammunition, flares, smoke, or napalm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ordnance - military suppliesordnance - military supplies      
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
2.ordnance - large but transportable armamentordnance - large but transportable armament  
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
field artillery, field gun - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
four-pounder - an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"

ordnance

noun weapons, arms, guns, artillery, cannon, firearms, weaponry, big guns, armaments, munitions, materiel, instruments of war a team clearing an area littered with unexploded ordnance
Translations
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ordnance

[ˈɔːdnəns] (Mil)
A. N (= guns) → artillería f; (= supplies) → pertrechos mpl de guerra, material m de guerra
B. CPD Ordnance Corps NCuerpo m de Armamento y Material
ordnance factory Nfábrica f de artillería
Ordnance Survey N (Brit) servicio estatal de cartografía
Ordnance Survey map N (Brit) → mapa m del servicio estatal de cartografía

ordnance

[ˈɔːrdnəns] n
(= shells) → obus mpl
unexploded ordnance → des obus non explosés
(= unit) → service m du matérielOrdnance Survey map [ˌɔːrdnənsˈsɜːrveɪmæp] n (British)carte f d'État-major

ordnance

(Mil)
n
(= artillery)(Wehr)material nt
(= supply)Material nt, → Versorgung f; (= corps)Technische Truppe; (in times of war) → Nachschub m

ordnance

:
ordnance factory
ordnance map
n
(US Mil) → Generalstabskarte f
Ordnance Survey
n (Brit) → ˜ Landesvermessungsamt nt
Ordnance Survey map
n (Brit) → amtliche topografische Karte (form), → Messtischblatt nt

ordnance

[ˈɔːdnəns] (Mil) n (guns) → artiglieria; (supplies) → materiale m militare
the ordnance (department) → il reparto di sussistenza
References in classic literature ?
I had previously informed him of his mistake about the distance from Allerheiligen to Oppenau, and had also informed the Ordnance Depart of the German government of the same error in the imperial maps.
The piece of ordnance referred to, was mounted in a separate fortress, constructed of lattice-work.
Had I possessed the remotest idea of the sensation this piece of ordnance was destined to produce, I should certainly have taken out a patent for the invention.
Bradstreet had spread an ordnance map of the county out upon the seat and was busy with his compasses drawing a circle with Eyford for its centre.
Walled towns, stored arsenals and armories, goodly races of horse, chariots of war, elephants, ordnance, artillery, and the like; all this is but a sheep in a lion's skin, except the breed and disposition of the people, be stout and warlike.
After you left I sent down to Stamford's for the Ordnance map of this portion of the moor, and my spirit has hovered over it all day.
He had obtained a large ordnance map of the neighbourhood, and this he brought into my room, where he laid it out on the bed, and, having balanced the lamp in the middle of it, he began to smoke over it, and occasionally to point out objects of interest with the reeking amber of his pipe.
Bert liked maps, and he spent some time in trying to find one of France or the Channel; but they were all British ordnance maps of English counties.
A white church could be seen through the mist, and here and there the roofs of huts in Borodino as well as dense masses of soldiers, or green ammunition chests and ordnance.
read Anne from a worn, gray slab, "`for many years Keeper of His Majesty's Ordnance at Kingsport.
Three great safes were ranged along one side of the wall, piles of newspapers and maps were strewn all over a long table, and a huge Ordnance map of the French and Belgian Frontiers stood upon an easel.
There is always a breeze in the "camp," as it is called; and here it lies, just as the Romans left it, except that cairn on the east side, left by her Majesty's corps of sappers and miners the other day, when they and the engineer officer had finished their sojourn there, and their surveys for the ordnance map of Berkshire.