[ US /ˈɔɹdnəns/ ]
[ UK /ˈɔːdnəns/ ]
  1. military supplies
  2. large but transportable armament
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How To Use ordnance In A Sentence

  • The area is still littered with landmines and unexploded ordnance.
  • The third class of ordnance included the guns firing stone projectiles, such as the pedrero (or perrier, petrary, cannon petro, etc.), the mortars, and the old bombards like Edinburgh Castle's famous Mons Meg. Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America
  • Because of the heavy ordnance load, he continued with the takeoff, instead of executing a highspeed abort.
  • What will be different in this test-fire is the mesh pattern produced when the bullet passes through the window screen before ripping through the Harley jacket and buzz-sawing a swath through the chest of Mr. Jell-O, as he calls his ordnance-gelatin test dummies. Predator
  • And a few minutes later they found themselves in Wong-lih's comfortably-furnished office, in the ordnance department of the dockyard. A Chinese Command A Story of Adventure in Eastern Seas
  • The first wave of troops crossed the bridge, and soon the air on the far side was thick with ordnance - artillery shells, mortars, bullets.
  • Flying jets in wing formation in the weather and carrying explosive ordnance on board is dangerous work.
  • It is more like an interactive computer adventure-game than an Ordnance Survey sheet.
  • The navy bomb disposal squad from the Ordnance Department was called in to remove the threat.
  • Nobody wanted to face the three-hour flight back to Kuwait with packages undelivered — it made the flight longer and burned fuel like crazy; and to face the crew that had worked like dogs to ready the aircraft, load the bombs, and paint love notes to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar on the ordnance was a full-bore bummer. The Kabul-ki Dance
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