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artillery

noun [U] uk   /ɑːˈtɪl.ər.i/  us   /ɑːrˈtɪl.ɚ-/
very large guns that are moved on wheels or metal tracks, or the part of the army that uses these: Naval gunfire and ground-based artillery are generally less accurate than many aircraft-borne weapons.
Translations of “artillery”
in Arabic مَدفَعيّة…
in Korean 대포…
in Malaysian meriam, pasukan penembak…
in French artillerie…
in Turkish top…
in Italian artiglieria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 炮,大炮, 炮兵(部隊)…
in Russian артиллерия…
in Polish artyleria…
in Vietnamese pháo, pháo binh…
in Spanish artillería…
in Portuguese artilharia…
in Thai ปืนใหญ่, ทหารปืนใหญ่…
in German die Artillerie…
in Catalan artilleria…
in Japanese 大砲…
in Indonesian senjata berat, pasukan artileri, meriam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 炮,大炮, 炮兵(部队)…
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