Definition of ammo in US English:



  • short for ammunition
    • ‘They threatened to take my ammo away just to keep me from shooting every elk I saw.’
    • ‘In this case I had the test rifle a couple of months before the ammo was available.’
    • ‘Given the stout recoil and the heavy weight of the ammo, this is a very wise idea.’
    • ‘He slipped into the trench coat, getting up and stowing the ammo and gun.’
    • ‘We did not use just any old bullets for this project: the ammo was especially made by a friend who happens to be a munitions expert.’
    • ‘Nor is friction a major concern because of the various coatings applied to the ammo.’
    • ‘I managed to come up with a couple of guns and some of the ammo and tried it myself.’
    • ‘Is the ammo also among the consignment left behind by freedom fighters more than 20 years ago?’
    • ‘The extra ammo stored in the pockets would weigh him down and it would only hamper his fighting abilities.’
    • ‘The gun was now sitting useless on the small table in the hall, the ammo vanished in to his pocket.’
    • ‘The first step in any process like this is to see what the factory ammo will do.’
    • ‘Hunting rifles and their respective ammo would remain legal to manufacture.’
    • ‘Not too long ago we did a simple test and shot the same ammo in five different guns.’
    • ‘The strap held all the ammo he'd need for the weapon so he had no need to carry any extra pouches for shells.’
    • ‘Many handloaders care almost as much about how their ammo looks as how it shoots.’
    • ‘He knew there was no way he could take down the remaining members of this small army with the ammo he had on hand.’
    • ‘He had expended all of his ammo, both primary and secondary, as well as his grenades.’
    • ‘Machineguns were valued tools in infantry combat but they ate ammo at astounding rates.’
    • ‘All the machines had to do to defeat humanity was show up and let them deplete their ammo.’
    • ‘Here are the key points to consider when choosing the ammo to load in your handgun.’