Artillery Definition

Large-caliber weapons, such as cannon, howitzers, and missile launchers, that are operated by crews.
American Heritage
Apparatus, as catapults or arbalests, for hurling heavy missiles.
Webster's New World
The branch of an army that specializes in the use of such weapons.
American Heritage
Guns of large caliber, too heavy to carry; mounted guns (excluding machine guns), as cannons or missile launchers: artillery may be mobile, stationary, or mounted on ships, airplanes, etc.
Webster's New World
The science of the use of guns; gunnery.
American Heritage
the artillery
  • the branch of an army specializing in the use of heavy mounted guns
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Artillery

  • the artillery

Origin of Artillery

  • 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 apt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English artillerie, from Old French artillerie.

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to artillery using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With