artillery

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artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes ack-ack , ack-ack gun , antiaircraft , antiaircraft gun , flack , flak , pom-pom
air defense by the use aircraft or missiles or artillery or electronic countermeasures active air defense
medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles arbalest , arbalist , ballista , bricole , catapult , mangonel , onager , trebuchet , trebucket
fire delivered by artillery artillery fire , cannon fire
shell fired by artillery artillery shell
serviceman in the artillery artilleryman , cannoneer , gunner , machine gunner
outpouring of artillery fire barrage
heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target barrage , barrage fire , battery , bombardment , shelling
military grouping, especially of artillery battery
French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery) battle of Valmy , Valmy
battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery battle of Ypres , third battle of Ypres , Ypres
noncommissioned officer in the British artillery bombardier
explosive bomb or artillery shell bombshell
artillery vehicle caisson
two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition caisson
large artillery gun that is usually on wheels cannon
soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire cannon fodder , fresh fish
intense and continuous artillery fire cannonade , drumfire
movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops) field artillery , field gun
act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy fire , firing
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