The definition of ordnance is military weapons.noun
Mounted guns and other military weapons are an example of ordnance.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- cannon or artillery
- all military weapons together with ammunition, combat vehicles, etc. and the equipment and supplies used in servicing these
- a military branch or unit that orders, stores, and supplies ordnance
Origin: contr. < ordinance, in restricted meaning
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- Military materiel, such as weapons, ammunition, combat vehicles, and equipment.
- The branch of an armed force that procures, maintains, and issues weapons, ammunition, and combat vehicles.
- Cannon; artillery.
Origin: Middle English ordnaunce, variant of ordinaunce, order, military provision; see ordinance.