One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A place where ammunition, weapons, and other military materials are stored.‘the army discussed its plans to improve ordnance depots’
- ‘Dogs continue to serve as patrol or guard animals, especially in extensive but lightly manned installations such as ordnance depots or airfields.’
- ‘The land is part of a former army ordnance depot that handled as much as 1,300 tons of ammunition a day during World War I.’
- ‘The area is a haven for the extensive wildlife population that calls the 64,000-acre ordnance depot home.’
- ‘In 1991 he was promoted to sub-officer with the Ministry fire service and moved to the Ordnance Depot at Bicester for five years.’
- ‘Aircraft on an armed reconnaissance patrol located an ammunition lorry near to the heavily damaged central ordnance depot.’
- ‘The target selected for the day was an ordnance depot, just south of the city.’
- ‘Even at our bombing altitude of 12,000-ft, we could feel the concussion of our bombs exploding within the ordnance depot and other detonations from exploding munitions.’
- ‘A Royal Command had ordered that a major defence system be constructed and this was later extended to include the ordnance depot.’
- ‘More than forty thousand left the reservations during each of the war years to take jobs in ordnance depots, in aircraft factories, on the railroads, and in other war industries.’
- ‘Arms were issued from the ordnance depot.’
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