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Topic: WEAPONS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: artillerie, from artillier 'to provide with equipment or weapons'

artillery

noun
     
ar‧til‧le‧ry
1 [uncountable]PMW large guns, either on wheels or fixed in one place
2

the artillery

PMA the part of the army that uses these weapons
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