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

  Train \Train\, n. [F. train, OF. tra["i]n, trahin; cf. (for some
     of the senses) F. traine. See Train, v.]
     1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice,
        or enticement; allurement. [Obs.] "Now to my charms, and
        to my wily trains." --Milton.
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     2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a
        trap for an animal; a snare. --Halliwell.
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              With cunning trains him to entrap un wares.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     3. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after,
        something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
        Specifically : 
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        (a) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
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        (b) (Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
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        (c) The tail of a bird. "The train steers their flights,
            and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship."
            --Ray.
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     4. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a
        suite.
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              The king's daughter with a lovely train. --Addison.
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              My train are men of choice and rarest parts. --Shak.
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     5. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
        "A train of happy sentiments." --I. Watts.
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              The train of ills our love would draw behind it.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Rivers now
              Stream and perpetual draw their humid train.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Other truths require a train of ideas placed in
              order.                                --Locke.
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     6. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in
        a train for settlement.
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              If things were once in this train, . . . our duty
              would take root in our nature.        --Swift.
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     7. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
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     8. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine,
        or the like.
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     9. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; --
        called also railroad train.
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     10. A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the
         transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
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     11. (Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
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     12. (Mil.) The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles
         which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and
         transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve
         materials of all kinds.
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     Roll train, or Train of rolls (Rolling Mill), a set of
        plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various
        forms by a series of consecutive operations.
  
     Train mile (Railroads), a unit employed in estimating
        running expenses, etc., being one of the total number of
        miles run by all the trains of a road, or system of roads,
        as within a given time, or for a given expenditure; --
        called also mile run.
  
     Train of artillery, any number of cannon, mortars, etc.,
        with the attendants and carriages which follow them into
        the field. --Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).
  
     Train of mechanism, a series of moving pieces, as wheels
        and pinions, each of which is follower to that which
        drives it, and driver to that which follows it.
  
     Train road, a slight railway for small cars, -- used for
        construction, or in mining.
  
     Train tackle (Naut.), a tackle for running guns in and out.
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     Syn: Cars.
  
     Usage: Train, Cars. At one time "train" meaning railroad
            train was also referred to in the U. S. by the phrase
            "the cars". In the 1913 dictionary the usage was
            described thus: "Train is the word universally used in
            England with reference to railroad traveling; as, I
            came in the morning train. In the United States, the
            phrase the cars has been extensively introduced in the
            room of train; as, the cars are late; I came in the
            cars. The English expression is obviously more
            appropriate, and is prevailing more and more among
            Americans, to the exclusion of the cars."
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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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