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 for Park of artillery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Park \Park\ (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 an
     inclosure, Parrock.]
     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.
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     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.
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              While in the park I sing, the listening deer
              Attend my passion, and forget to fear. --Waller.
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     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.
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     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.
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     5. A partially inclosed basin in which oysters are grown.
        [Written also parc.]
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     6. Any place where vehicles are assembled according to a
        definite arrangement; also, the vehicles.
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     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.
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     Park of artillery. See under Artillery.
  
     Park phaeton, a small, low carriage, for use in parks.
  
     industrial parka 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Artillery \Ar*til"ler*y\, 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.
     See Art.]
     1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows,
        and arrows. [Obs.]
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              And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad. --1
                                                    Sam. xx. 40.
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     2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars,
        howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls,
        bombs, and shot of all kinds.
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     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.
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     3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which
        the care and management of artillery are confided.
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     4. The science of artillery or gunnery. --Campbell.
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     Artillery park, 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
            working them.
        (b) The place where the artillery is encamped or
            collected.
  
     Artillery train, or Train of artillery, a number of
        pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their
        furniture, ready for marching.
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