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.

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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 Boyd Rankin, an armorer for the show who played Mikken the blacksmith in Season One of GoT, will be on hand, as will two of the Stark children's direwolves. Andrea Park, CNT, "A "Game of Thrones" Castle Is Throwing a Winterfell Festival," 11 Aug. 2017 Tyler Gesford, 21, an armorer with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines. Carl Prine,, "Amphibious warships sail from San Diego, bound for Middle East," 7 July 2017 Ross, an armorer in the Navy from 1960 to 1964, was assigned to the USS Hancock and stationed in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War, the complaint states. Jacqueline Lee, The Mercury News, "Veteran’s family files wrongful death suit against VA Palo Alto," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of armorer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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