WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ord•nance /ˈɔrdnəns/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Militarycannon or artillery.
  2. Militarymilitary weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.
See -ord-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ord•nance  (ôrdnəns),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Militarycannon or artillery.
  2. Militarymilitary weapons with their equipment, ammunition, etc.
  3. Militarythe branch of an army that procures, stores, and issues, weapons, munitions, and combat vehicles and maintains arsenals for their development and testing.
  • syncopated variant of ordinance 1620–30


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ordnance /ˈɔːdnəns/ n
  1. cannon or artillery
  2. military supplies; munitions
  3. the ordnancea department of an army or government dealing with military supplies
Etymology: 14th Century: variant of ordinance



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