In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(artillery)artillería femininebefore noun ordnance corps — cuerpo de armamento y material masculine
- The term is, however, also correctly applied to heavy rifled ordnance of the howitzer class used for coastal defence by some nations, though few ever saw use in 1939-45.
- Over the next fifteen years, he invented and developed bronze boat guns, heavy smoothbore shell guns, and rifled ordnance.
- Following transition to the line around the turn of the century, Reeves continued his brilliant career, tackling the complex problems of naval gunnery, torpedoes, and ordnance.
- The vessel was essentially a truck designed to bring ordnance within firing range of targets.
- Some who worked on the cannons had bent backs from the constant lifting of guns and ordnance.
- The first wave of troops crossed the bridge, and soon the air on the far side was thick with ordnance - artillery shells, mortars, bullets.
- By the time I released my ordnance, I was only five miles in trail.
- Artillery generally offers greater responsiveness and persistence, while air-delivered ordnance is usually more accurate and lethal.
- Precision munitions, mostly fired from air-or sea-based platforms, accounted for 7 percent of all ordnance expended during Operation Desert Storm.
- The total amounted to more than 180,000 pieces of ordnance.
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