weap·​on·​ry | \ ˈwe-pən-rē How to pronounce weaponry (audio) \

Definition of weaponry

1 : weapons
2 : the science of designing and making weapons

Examples of weaponry in a Sentence

The army has developed some new high-tech weaponry.

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In July, a police operation uncovered large stores of weaponry held by a number of Neo-Nazi supporters. Amongst those arrested in that raid was Fabio Del Bergiolo, a high-ranking member of the far-right Italian political party Forza Nuova. SI.com, "Police Arrest 12 Members of Juventus Ultras Club on Numerous Charges," 16 Sep. 2019 Established in 1777 as the main supplier of weaponry for the Continental Army, the armory evolved into the principal locus of mechanical innovation in the United States. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, "The Green New Deal: A Capitalist Plot (Part 2)," 15 Aug. 2019 Their plan is to infiltrate the island and destroy the weaponry that threatens their peaceful existence. Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and ‘Overcomer’ open Friday," 20 Aug. 2019 This hints early of biological weaponry in the making. Richard Lipez, Dallas News, "White supremacists are the eerily relevant villains in Karin Slaughter's new novel," 20 Aug. 2019 In the Cold War, the Americans were developing weaponry, and the Soviets were responding. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Black Widow cast spills exclusive new details about their Marvel movie," 21 July 2019 Such was the case with Future Combat Systems, a grandiose Army program to field ground forces of manned vehicles, robots, and assorted weaponry, all linked via electronic networks, and with Boeing as the prime contractor. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's magazine, "The Military-Industrial Virus," 10 June 2019 The most pointed discussions of death in dancehall are found in the soundclash, a musical competition between rival soundsystems working to prove which has the most powerful musical and verbal weaponry. Erin Macleod, The New York Review of Books, "Dancehall: Raising the Voices of the Dead," 22 May 2019 That's why China is investing heavily in weapons tech like the assassin’s mace, which is based on conventional weaponry. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need to Know About the South China Sea, the World's Next Hot Spot," 27 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of weaponry

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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weap·​on·​ry | \ ˈwe-pən-rē How to pronounce weaponry (audio) \

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: a particular grouping of weapons

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