from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See Synonyms at equipment.
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- n. Military equipment, apparatus, and supplies.
French matériel, consisting of matter, materiel, from Old French material; see material.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French matériel. (Wiktionary)