artillery
noun (plural -leries) Etymology: Middle English artillerie, from Anglo-French, from artiller to equip, arm, alteration of Old French atillier, from Vulgar Latin *apticulare, from Latin aptare to don, prepare, fit — more at adapt Date: 15th century 1. weapons (as bows, slings, and catapults) for discharging missiles 2. a. large bore crew-served mounted firearms (as guns, howitzers, and rockets) ; ordnance b. a branch of an army armed with artillery 3. means of impressing, arguing, or persuading

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