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French reconnaissance aircraft flew dangerously low trying to see what was happening on the ground, with 20 of the planes crashing or hit by artillery fire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Round after round of heavy artillery lit huge fires. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The movement was put down with the use of artillery. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and Revenge Tanks and heavy artillery should be phased out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They were indifferent to the boom of army artillery training in the background. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We were too close for their artillery fire. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whole artillery units had to be diverted to this humdrum task. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)Please send the message that we need heavy artillery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But for the first time he had the chance to use his complete artillery in battle. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)They will also show them how to call in air strikes and direct artillery fire. The Sun (2014)Nearby roads were closed as artillery units advanced towards the frontier. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Heavy artillery was pounding away all the time. Broken Lives (1993)The government said they had been killed by artillery fire. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But why not bring out the heavy artillery from the beginning? Times, Sunday Times (2010)The enemy opened the attack on our lines with furious artillery fire. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The more important weapons were his tanks and artillery and we needed to be able to hit those targets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The immense weight of artillery now used has given the fighting of the last few weeks a new character. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Artillery and tank fire to the east of the city were followed by heavy machinegun and small arms exchanges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Do we suddenly notice that two members of our artillery unit are behaving strangely as the gun goes off? The Constraints of Corporate Tradition (1987)They are dirty great artillery pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The aircraft also destroyed about 4,000 military vehicles and artillery pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Short of artillery and lacking tanks, they had no choice. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007) Cannon and artillery fire rang around the venue, which had a 6,000 crowd. The Sun (2016)If you've got the artillery, then use it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: artillery NOUN
Artillery consists of large, powerful guns which are transported on wheels and used by an army.
Using tanks and heavy artillery, they seized the town.
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