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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But the revelation that the Chinese are supplying the Saudis with new weaponry raises concerns of a possible arms race, with Saudi Arabia and Iran competing to dominate the region. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for June 6: D-Day, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Fiat Chrysler, homelessness," 6 June 2019 China’s surface fleet might also be upgraded with game-changing weaponry. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "What You Need to Know About the South China Sea, the World's Next Hot Spot," 27 Feb. 2019 The accident highlights the difficulties posed in a civil war where some key players try to dominate the land and the air with outdated weaponry designed during the Soviet era. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, "Russia Blames Israel for Loss of Plane Shot Down by Syrian Forces," 18 Sep. 2018 The projectile weaponry was under review by the South Korean and U.S. military, said the South’s... Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Weapon," 4 May 2019 And it was made possible because of weaponry, hatred, and ignorance, which knows no borders. Ahmad Ibsais, Teen Vogue, "New Zealand's Mass Shooting is an Expression of the Violence Muslims Face Around the World," 15 Mar. 2019 Still, the Trump administration last month stood behind its support for that campaign with weaponry, logistics and intelligence, certifying that the Saudis were taken adequate steps to prevent civilian despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Matthew Pennington, The Seattle Times, "US seeks answers about missing writer from Saudi ally," 9 Oct. 2018 Its 80 rangers are armed and ready with military training and weaponry, a small air wing, and high-tech infrared and motion-detecting sensors planted throughout the park. New York Times, "Where Female Elephants Without Tusks Roam — and Poachers Stay Away," 16 June 2018 Not many teams can match up with that weaponry, and Steve Sarkisian should be coming into his own in Year 2 after an up-and-down first season as offensive coordinator. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Predicting Every NFL Team’s 2018 Season Record," 7 June 2018

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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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