separated ammunition

separated ammunition

[′sep·ə‚rād·əd ‚am·yə′nish·ən]
(ordnance)
Ammunition characterized by the arrangement of the propelling charge and the projectile for loading into the gun; the propelling charge, contained in a primed cartridge case that is sealed with a closing plug, and the projectile are loaded into the gun in one operation; separated ammunition is used when the ammunition is too large to handle as fixed ammunition.
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