artillery
   1. American
   a hypodermic needle
   From loading the charge and the explosive effect:
    ... a piece of community artillery passed from junkie to junkie. (Wambaugh, 1975)
   2. armed supporters of a gangster
   The weapons used are pistols, not howitzers or field guns:
    'DJs', so called, to mix the stuff, and 'scramblers', who get paid in drugs to make the connections, 'mules' to carry it and move it two times every day from garages and apartments where it's stored, and his 'artillery', Honcho, Gorgo, and them motherfuckers so nobody think they can move up on [him]. (Turow, 1996)

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  • artillery — ► NOUN 1) large calibre guns used in warfare on land. 2) a branch of the armed forces trained to use artillery. ORIGIN Old French artillerie, from atillier equip, arm …   English terms dictionary

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