- ammons, a. r.,
- amne machin shan,
Origin of ammunition
Examples from the Web for ammunition
It was with this ammunition that Australians organized protests at events where Blanc was scheduled to appear.
When Louise and Bibi returned to their home, they found it strewn with ammunition and pockmarked with mortar craters.
A burly Belgian, strapped with grenades and ammunition, towered above them.
When we asked about where the ammunition in the Korengal came from, all that Zalwar Khan ever said was, “They came from Allah.”Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The battalion also is short of ammunition, Sergei says, but he insists he would still like to return to battle.
A French fleet arrived in May, with provisions, clothing, and ammunition.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
Hadn't we better go up to the town and purchase a few rifles and some ammunition?A Bid for Fortune|Guy Boothby
But as far as I recollect, that warning, inexorable as it was, only touched the question of ammunition.Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918|Sir Stanley Maude
This fact accounts for the comparatively little mischief they did in proportion to the quantity of ammunition thrown away.The History of the First West India Regiment|A. B. Ellis
We had not more than three or four rounds of ammunition for each musket; and not so much, should we again have to load the guns.The Young Llanero|W.H.G. Kingston
Word Origin for ammunition
1620s, from French soldiers' faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l'ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a fortifying" (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition "warning." The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.