1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows. [Obs.]
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad. --1 Sam. xx. 40.
2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds.
Note: ☞ The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense, including the powder, cartridges, matches, utensils, machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a train of artillery.
3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided.
4. The science of artillery or gunnery.
Artillery park, or Park of artillery. (a) A collective body of siege or field artillery, including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition, appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for working them. (b) The place where the artillery is encamped or collected.
Artillery train, or Train of artillery, a number of pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their furniture, ready for marching.
n 1: large but transportable armament [syn: heavy weapon, gun,
2: an army unit that uses big guns [syn: artillery unit]
3: a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his
conversational weapons" [syn: weapon]
1 Sam. 20:40, (Heb. keli, meaning "apparatus;" here meaning
collectively any missile weapons, as arrows and lances. In
Revised Version, "weapons"). This word is derived from the Latin
artillaria = equipment of war.