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noun as in artillery

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Matthew Clark, the Executive Director of the conservative Alabama Center for Law and Liberty sent a letter on behalf of his group and six allied organizations asking the Council to abandon a vote implementing the ordnance.

For those working on explosive ordnance disposal team, the ability to roll a tracked machine into place, and then use a robotic claw to manipulate a suspected bomb or improvised explosive device, is key.

We say in the military, “when you release ordnance and people die, everything changes.”

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This inspired the “270 Million Project,” some of whose proceeds will go toward removing unexploded ordnance .

“Lack of forward firing ordnance in a CAS supporting aircraft is a major handicap,” he added.

It could have closed off the school until another international organization with ordnance disposal skills secured the area.

The American ordnance crew that had explored it estimated the mine contained 400,000 tons of explosives.

Baker was an explosive ordnance disposal expert and had saved many lives by defusing many IEDs during two tours in Afghanistan.

And nobody needs a 30-round clip of high-velocity, steel-jacketed, armor-piercing ordnance for target shooting.

It contains complete arms for 40,000 men, and there is also a quantity of heavy ordnance.

Colonel Fox, member for Stroud, accepted the Chiltern hundreds in his favour, and became secretary to the ordnance.

During the next four days the enemy replied by a terrific bombardment from their heavy ordnance and gunboats.

Richmond again became master of the ordnance and a little later re-entered the cabinet.

It was, it struck me, from a petronel, or some small piece of ordnance such as merchantmen carried in those days.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ordnance, such as: munitions, arms, bombs, missiles, weapons, and big guns.

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