Definition of armory
1a : a supply of arms for defense or attackb : a collection of available resources
2 : a place where arms and military equipment are stored; especially : one used for training reserve military personnel
3 : a place where arms are manufactured
Examples of armory in a Sentence
the site of a 19th-century armory
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
A visitation will be held Friday evening at the armory.
The Oregonian/OregonLive Toxic armories: Families, children, soldiers and workers who spent time in National Guard armories in Oregon and the United States have been exposed to toxic lead dust, an Oregonian/OregonLive investigation has discovered.
Sharpen your wit and harden your verbal armory before entering this cave.
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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
ARMORY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of armory for Students
1 : a supply of weapons
2 : a place where weapons are kept and where soldiers are often trained
3 : a place where weapons are made
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