noun \ˈärs-nəl, ˈär-sə-\

: a collection of weapons

: a place where weapons are made or stored

: a group of things or people that are available to be used

Full Definition of ARSENAL

a :  an establishment for the manufacture or storage of arms and military equipment
b :  a collection of weapons
:  store, repertoire <the team's arsenal of veteran players>

Examples of ARSENAL

  1. The city is home to a federal arsenal.
  2. Doctors have a broad arsenal of medicines to choose from.
  3. the team's arsenal of veteran players

Origin of ARSENAL

Italian arsenale, ultimately from Arabic dār ṣināʽa house of manufacture
First Known Use: 1555

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical


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