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 Thell Reed, a veteran Hollywood armorer who helped train Gutierrez, had worked together on a firearm training session for a separate movie that was being filmed in Texas. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 Rather, experts say, assistant director David Halls and set armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed are in far more danger of facing a manslaughter charge in Hutchins’ slaying if New Mexico 1st Judicial Dist. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Both Halls and the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, have been criticized for a lack of professionalism, according to a sobering Wall Street Journal account. Kyle Smith, National Review, 1 Nov. 2021 In the week since a fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust, scrutiny has centered around the film’s armorer, whose role is to oversee weapons on a production. Justin Curto, Vulture, 30 Oct. 2021 Gutierrez's attorneys also blame the production for safety lapses, saying Gutierrez was hired to perform two jobs on the film and could not strictly focus on her duties as armorer. Andy Rose, CNN, 29 Oct. 2021 Live ammunition is strictly prohibited on movie sets, and both Halls and the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, were responsible for ensuring the proper, safe handling of weapons. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 27 Oct. 2021 Souza said that guns on set were checked first by the film’s armorer, Gutierrez and checked again by Halls, who would hand the firearms to the actor using them. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 The gun used by Baldwin was one of three firearms that had been placed on a cart by Hannah Gutierrez, who was identified as the armorer for the film, The Associated Press reported. Dom Calicchio, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2021

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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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19 Jan 2022

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“Armorer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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