ar·​mor·​er | \ ˈär-mər-ər How to pronounce armorer (audio) \

Definition of armorer

1 : one that makes armor or arms
2 : one that repairs, assembles, and tests firearms

Examples of armorer in a Sentence

The sword was made by a master armorer.
Recent Examples on the Web During the show's final seasons, the Glendale, California native served his country as an armorer in the United States Army Reserve. Rosy Cordero,, "Leave It to Beaver," 18 May 2020 Working for patrons and an audience who shared this armor obsession, the artist had to depict an object that made sense, just as the armorer had to create an armor that made sense. James Fenton, The New York Review of Books, "The Art of Combat," 7 Oct. 2019 Higher temperatures also raise the risk of handling errors by fatigued armorers. Peter Schwartzstein, Scientific American, "Climate Change May Be Blowing Up Arms Depots," 14 Nov. 2019 And when legendary armorer STREIT gets involved, then a SHERP could become not just a bunch of fun … but a fierce machine fortified against blasts, bullets and more. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Eurosatory 2018: Huge wheeled military ATV swims and surprises," 12 June 2018 The Soviet Union was Saddam Hussein's chief armorer during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, and tilted its diplomatic support strongly in Iraq's favor. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "As Israel-Iran rivalry burns, Russia's Tehran ties may get singed," 4 May 2018 Typically, such a rifle would be equipped with a long range telescopic sight bipod, and ideally have some work done by military armorers to increase accuracy. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Marines Set to Field New Designated Marksman Rifle," 30 Apr. 2018 Moving forward, the sheriff's department plans to initiate regular inspections of officers' weapons by a professional armorer so parts that need replacing can be dealt with before a breakdown, officials said. Carrie Napoleon, Post-Tribune, "New weapons purchased for Lake sheriff's department," 22 Jan. 2018 The command staff is supposed to approve any purchases by the armorer. Dave Altimari,, "Guns, Ammunition Missing From State Police SWAT Unit," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of armorer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for armorer

Middle English armurer, armerer, borrowed from Anglo-French armurer, armorer, from armure armor + -er -er entry 2

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“Armorer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of armorer

: a person or business that makes and repairs armor or weapons

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