|1.||guns, cannon, howitzers, mortars, etc, of calibre greater than 20 mm|
|2.||troops or military units specializing in using such guns|
|3.||the science dealing with the use of guns|
|4.||devices for discharging heavy missiles, such as catapults or slings|
|[C14: from Old French artillerie, from artillier to equip with weapons, of uncertain origin]|
1 Sam. 20:40, (Heb. keli, meaning "apparatus;" here meaning collectively any missile weapons, as arrows and lances. In Revised Version, "weapons"). This word is derived from the Latin artillaria = equipment of war.