arms deal

Definition of arms deal

:an agreement to buy or sell weapons
  • an arms deal between two countries

Word by Word Definitions

arm play arms
  1. : a human upper limb

  2. : something like or corresponding to an arm: such as

  3. : the forelimb of a vertebrate

  1. : to furnish or equip with weapons

  2. : to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

  3. : to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. : a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense

  2. : a combat branch (as of an army)

  3. : an organized branch of national defense (such as the navy)

deal play
  1. : part, portion

  2. : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree

  3. : the act or right of distributing cards to players

  1. : to give as one's portion : apportion

  2. : to distribute (playing cards) to players

  3. : administer, deliver

  1. : an act of dealing (see 2deal 3) : transaction

  2. : bargain

  3. : contract

  1. : a board of fir or pine

  2. : pine or fir wood


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