weaponry

noun
weap·​on·​ry | \ ˈwe-pən-rē \

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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The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry. Washington Post, "China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare," 8 June 2018 The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry. chicagotribune.com, "China hacked Navy contractor, secured trove of sensitive data on submarine warfare," 8 June 2018 The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry. Mark Dent, Anchorage Daily News, "China hacked Navy contractor, secured trove of sensitive data on submarine warfare," 8 June 2018 Defense Department officials said on Wednesday that China’s decision to place surface-to-air missile systems and other offensive weaponry on the islands spurred the move. New York Times, "U.S. Disinvites China From Military Exercise Amid Rising Tensions," 23 May 2018 That satisfied the requirements of most participants from Europe, who had a conventional arms control agreement limiting tanks and other weaponry with Russia—before Russia pulled out of the treaty in 2015. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russian Military Plane Will Fly Over the U.S. to Take Pictures—and That's Totally OK," 11 Apr. 2017 The defense paper also raised strong concerns about China, which has greatly increased its military budget to modernize and build up its forces and weaponry and has continued to move assertively in the region's airspace and seas. Fox News, "Japan says North Korean threat remains despite summit pledge," 27 Aug. 2018 Whatever happens with the creation of the space force, US doctrine will remain constrained by the Outer Space Treaty, which outlaws the positioning of weapons of mass destruction in space or any weaponry on the Moon. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Mike Pence introduces Pentagon report calling for a space force," 9 Aug. 2018 Laurie went full Sarah Connor after facing Michael and spent her daughter’s entire childhood training her in weaponry and self-defense on the off chance that Michael might one day return. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The new Halloween is a slasher movie with an actual message," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of weaponry

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of weaponry was in 1844

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weaponry

noun
weap·​on·​ry | \ ˈwe-pən-rē \

Kids Definition of weaponry

: a particular grouping of weapons

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