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noun as in weaponry or military unit

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Eastern Taiwan’s terrain is mountainous, and many of the 100-plus islands that make up Taiwan are riddled with tunnels, bunkers and artillery.

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This could include superior numbers of soldiers, better-positioned and longer-ranged artillery, or simply picking a fight in the right place where an opponent is unprepared.

This can be applied to every kind of blast, from a grenade to an artillery round or a plane-dropped bomb.

Nedergaard’s interpretation is that more experienced runners are able to zone out during easy training runs, whereas novice runners have to deploy the heavy self-talk artillery pretty much all the time to get through their runs.

ISIS had tanks, artillery systems, and even 155‑ millimeter Howitzers they had taken from Iraqi forces, who had received the equipment from America.

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Artillery fire could be heard in Avtozavodsky district, on Chernyshevskogo and Putin avenues in downtown Grozny.

The other subject he taught at VMI was something he knew a great deal about, too: artillery.

In fact, he taught the most intensive artillery course in the South and very likely the equal of courses at West Point.

The “tactical” side of artillery—its use on a battlefield—was something Jackson was not called upon to explain.

Jackson fared better as an instructor of artillery, a subject he was far better at explaining.

The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.

They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!

Two artillery subalterns who had fought their way through a mob stricken with panic for the moment, soon arrived.

The artillery and 81st were on the right of the line, the native infantry in the center, and the sowars on the left.

In a few minutes the native troops found themselves confronted by the 81st and the two batteries of artillery.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to artillery, such as: battery, cannon, ordnance, arms, bazooka, and force.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.