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Definition: Park of artillery
(p[aum]rk), n. [AS. pearroc, or perh. rather fr. F.
parc; both being of the same origin; cf. LL. parcus,
parricus, Ir. & Gael. pairc, W. park, parwg. Cf. Paddock
1. (Eng. Law) A piece of ground inclosed, and stored with
beasts of the chase, which a man may have by prescription,
or the king's grant. --Mozley & W.
2. A tract of ground kept in its natural state, about or
adjacent to a residence, as for the preservation of game,
for walking, riding, or the like. --Chaucer.
While in the park I sing, the listening deer
Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller.
3. A piece of ground, in or near a city or town, inclosed and
kept for ornament and recreation; as, Hyde Park in London;
Central Park in New York.
4. (Mil.) A space occupied by the animals, wagons, pontoons,
and materials of all kinds, as ammunition, ordnance
stores, hospital stores, provisions, etc., when brought
together; also, the objects themselves; as, a park of
wagons; a park of artillery.
5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
[Written also parc
6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a
definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
7. A position of the gear lever in a vehicle with automatic
transmission, used when the vehicle is stopped, in which
the transmission is in neutral and a brake is engaged.
Park of artillery
. See under Artillery
, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.
a region located typically in a suburban or
rural area, zoned by law for specific types of business
use (as, retail business, light industry, and sometimes
heavy industry), often having some parklike
characteristics, and having businesses, parking lots, and
sometimes recreation areas and restaurants. The sponsoring
agency may also provide supporting facilities, such as
water towers, office buildings, or for large industrial
parks, an airport.
, n. [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie,
arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and
apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of
any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns,
ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm,
prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art.
1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows,
and arrows. [Obs.]
And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad. --1
Sam. xx. 40.
2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars,
howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls,
bombs, and shot of all kinds.
Note: The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense,
including the powder, cartridges, matches, utensils,
machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a
train of artillery.
3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which
the care and management of artillery are confided.
4. The science of artillery or gunnery. --Campbell.
, or Park of artillery
(a) A collective body of siege or field artillery,
including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition,
appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for
(b) The place where the artillery is encamped or
, or Train of artillery
, a number of
pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their
furniture, ready for marching.