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Munition   /mjunˈɪʃən/   Listen

Weapons considered collectively.  Synonyms: arms, implements of war, weaponry, weapons system.
Military supplies.  Synonyms: ordnance, ordnance store.
Defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it.  Synonym: fortification.

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"Munition" Quotes from Famous Books

... privately owned steamers taken over into government service, and Tom soon learned that outside the steward's department nearly all the positions on board were filled by naval men. Mr. Conne presented him to the steward, saying that Tom had made a trip on a munition carrier, and ...
— Tom Slade on a Transport • Percy Keese Fitzhugh

... had better fix the sequence of the munition cables, for upon them the whole attack has hung—or ...
— Gallipoli Diary, Volume I • Ian Hamilton

... interesting; the whole division, thousands of men, numberless horses, a regiment of artillery, and all baggage and munition for military use took up position in battle formation. In front lay an imaginary army, and we had to cross a river to come into contact with it. Engineers, under cover of the artillery, built pontoon bridges for our crossing; ...
— The Amateur Army • Patrick MacGill

... throned so high. 350 Say thou art stronger, and art Goddess-born, How then? His territory passes thine, And he is Lord of thousands more than thou. Cease, therefore, Agamemnon; calm thy wrath; And it shall be mine office to entreat 355 Achilles also to a calm, whose might The chief munition is of all our host. To whom the sovereign of the Greeks replied, The son of Atreus. Thou hast spoken well, Old Chief, and wisely. But this wrangler here— 360 Nought will suffice him but the highest place: He must control us all, reign over all, Dictate to all; but he shall find at least ...
— The Iliad of Homer - Translated into English Blank Verse • Homer

... 'WOMAN'S PLACE IS IN THE HOME.' Will you enforce the law against woman's night work in the factories? Over nine hundred women of Whitewater County are doing night work in the munition plants of Airport, Whitewater and Ondegonk. What do you mean ...
— The Sturdy Oak - A Composite Novel of American Politics by Fourteen American Authors • Samuel Merwin, et al.

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