Definitions of artillery

  1. an army unit that uses big guns
  2. large but transportable armament
  3. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.
  4. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds.
  5. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided.
  6. The science of artillery or gunnery.
  7. Offensive weapons of war, esp. cannon, mortars, etc.: the men who manage them: a branch of the military service: gunnery.
  8. cannon, with their appendages; troops who manage cannon; gunnery.
  9. Cannon, or the troops operating it.
  10. Implements of ancient warfare.
  11. Weapons of war; great guns, or ordnance, such as cannon, mortars, & c., together with all that belongs to their equipment; the officers and soldiers by whom the guns are managed; also, the science of gunnery Train of artillery, a number of pieces mounted on carriages in marching order.
  12. Weapons of war; cannon; great guns, & c.