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Ammunition


AMMUNI'TION, noun [Latin ad and munitio, from munio, to fortify.]

Military stores, or provisions for attack or defense. In modern usage, the signification is confined to the articles which are used in the discharge of fire-arms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, bombs, various kinds of shot, etc.

Ammunition-bread, bread or other provisions to supply troops.