- Usually munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
- material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.
- to provide with munitions.
Origin of munition
Examples from the Web for munition
Cargo holds are still stocked with munition, though the weaponry sunk with the ships is still considered dangerous.A WWII Battle Frozen in Time
May 14, 2014
The men are at war, the women in the munition plants and factories.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Why, the munition workers and the forty-shilling-a-week girls.Women's Wild Oats
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
Tell me some more about the munition works and the Belgian town.
We were staying at Redferne, and Uncle showed us all over the munition works.
- (tr) to supply with munitions
Word Origin and History for munition
mid-15c., from Middle French municion "fortification, defense, defensive wall" (14c.), from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a defending, fortification, protecting," noun of action from past participle stem of munire "to fortify," from moenia "defensive walls," related to murus "wall" (see mural). By 1530s the sense had passed through "military stores" to become "ammunition."