2. Whatever materials are used in war for drfense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds. The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war. (Sir W. Raleigh)
Origin: F, munition of war, L. Munitio a fortifying, fortification, fr. Munire to fortify, defend with a wall; cf. Moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr. Mi to fix, make firm. Cf. Ammunition.