Am`mu*ni"tion (#), n. [F. amunition, for munition, prob. caused by taking la munition as l'amunition. See Munition.]

1.

Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.

[Obs.]

2.

Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.

3.

Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.

Ammunition bread, shoes, etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers. [Eng.]

 

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Am`mu*ni"tion (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ammunitioned (#); p pr. & vb. n. Ammunitioning.]

To provide with ammunition.

 

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