Ord·nance n. Heavy weapons of warfare; cannon, or great guns, mortars, and howitzers; artillery; sometimes, a general term for all weapons, ammunitiion, and appliances used in war.
All the battlements their ordnance fire. --Shak.
Then you may hear afar off the awful roar of his [Rufus Choate's] rifled ordnance. --E. Everett.
Ordnance survey, the official survey of Great Britain and Ireland, conducted by the ordnance department.
n 1: military supplies [syn: munitions, ordnance stores]
2: large but transportable armament [syn: artillery, heavy