armory

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noun ar·mory \ˈärm-rē, ˈär-mə-\

Definition of armory

plural

armories

  1. 1a :  a supply of arms for defense or attackb :  a collection of available resources

  2. 2 :  a place where arms and military equipment are stored; especially :  one used for training reserve military personnel

  3. 3 :  a place where arms are manufactured

Examples of armory in a Sentence

  1. the site of a 19th-century armory

  2. the soldier was sent to the armory to get a replacement weapon for the one that had been stolen

Recent Examples of armory from the Web

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Did You Know?

An armory has traditionally been a military storage compound where machine guns, rifles, pistols, ammunition, parts, and accessories are kept. In the U.S., National Guard and Reserve units often use armories as training headquarters in peacetime. Ever since George Washington established the country's first armory in Springfield in 1777, arsenals and armories of the Army Ordnance Corps have had a remarkable history of arms manufacture.

First Known Use of armory

14th century


ARMORY Defined for English Language Learners

armory

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noun

Definition of armory for English Language Learners

  • : a supply of weapons

  • : a place where weapons are kept; especially : a place where weapons are kept and where soldiers are trained

  • : a place where weapons are made


ARMORY Defined for Kids

armory

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noun ar·mory \ˈär-mə-rē\

Definition of armory for Students

plural

armories

  1. 1 :  a supply of weapons

  2. 2 :  a place where weapons are kept and where soldiers are often trained

  3. 3 :  a place where weapons are made



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