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ar·til·ler·y

 (är-tĭl′ə-rē)
n. pl. ar·til·ler·ies
1. Large-caliber weapons, such as cannon, howitzers, and missile launchers, that are operated by crews.
2. The branch of an army that specializes in the use of such weapons.
3. The science of the use of guns; gunnery.
4. Weapons, such as catapults, arbalests, and other early devices, used for discharging missiles.

[Middle English artillerie, from Old French, from artillier, to equip, perhaps alteration of atiller, from Vulgar Latin *apticulāre, from Latin aptāre, to fit, adapt, from aptus, apt; see apt.]
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artillery

(ɑːˈtɪlərɪ)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) guns, cannon, howitzers, mortars, etc, of calibre greater than 20 mm
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) troops or military units specializing in using such guns
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the science dealing with the use of guns
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) devices for discharging heavy missiles, such as catapults or slings
[C14: from Old French artillerie, from artillier to equip with weapons, of uncertain origin]
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ar•til•ler•y

(ɑrˈtɪl ə ri)

n.
1. mounted projectile-firing guns or missile launchers, light or heavy, as distinguished from small arms.
2. the troops or the branch of an army concerned with the use and service of such weapons.
3. the science that treats of the use of such weapons.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Middle French artillerie < Old French artillier to equip, aim, alter. of atillier to set in order < Vulgar Latin *apticulāre < Latin aptāre to put on; see adapt]
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artillery

- A poetic term for thunder and lightning.
See also related terms for lightning.
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artillery

1. the science of the manufacture and use of large guns.
2. the guns themselves. — artillerist, artilleryman, n.
See also: Weaponry
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artillery - large but transportable armamentartillery - 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"
2.artillery - an army unit that uses big gunsartillery - an army unit that uses big guns  
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
battery - group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
3.artillery - a means of persuading or arguingartillery - a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his conversational weapons"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
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artillery

noun big guns, battery, cannon, ordnance, gunnery, cannonry the sound of artillery fire
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Translations
سِلاح المَدْفَعِّيَّهمَدْفَعِّيَّه
dělostřelectvo
artilleri
tykistö
tüzérség
fallbyssur og önnur stórskotaliîstækistórskotaliî
artilerija
artilērija
delostrelectvo
topništvo
artilleri
ağır silahlarbüyük toplartopçu sınıfı

artillery

[ɑːˈtɪlərɪ] N (= guns, troops etc) → artillería f
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artillery

[ɑːrˈtɪləri] nartillerie f
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artillery

n (= weapons, troops)Artillerie f
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artillery

[ɑːˈtɪlərɪ] nartiglieria
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artillery

(aːˈtiləri) noun
1. large guns.
2. (often with capital) the part of an army which looks after and fires such guns.
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References in classic literature ?
Artillerists always commanded the chief place of favor.
Nevertheless, these valiant artillerists took no particular account of these little facts, and felt justly proud when the despatches of a battle returned the number of victims at ten-fold the quantity of projectiles expended.
He was alone, if the solitary sentinel who paced the mound be excepted; for the artillerists had hastened also to profit by the temporary suspension of their arduous duties.
"When the spirit suffers so deeply, the body is insensible to pain," returned the more refined, though scarcely so spirited Middleton; "would to Heaven that some of my trusty artillerists might fall upon this accursed encampment!"
John Buford and his First Cavalry Division troops, there is not a single book-length study devoted entirely to the critical delaying actions waged by Buford and his dismounted troopers and his horse artillerists on the morning of July 1, 1863, until now.
Opposite, top: As US artillerists haul their guns ashore, an MP ducks at the sound of incoming enemy fire.
German artillerists packed mustard gas into shells and fired barrages at Allied trenches.
They routinely bring soldiers from regular line regiments together with marines and legionnaires, infantrymen with cavalry troops, sappers, artillerists, and so forth, structuring them into different formations with different command structures on the fly, as the mission evolved.
Already in 1947 Soviet artillerists used other, more modern, antitank guns and the Soviet experts were glad to discard the useless "metallom" ["scrap"].
Artillerists of the 201st Russian Military Base in Tajikistan have launched tactical exercises at the firing ranges of Lyaur, Sambuli and Momirak, spokesman for the Central Military District Yaroslav Roshchupkin said.
all artillerists, inadvertently show how blessed Canada is to have General Andrew Leslie.