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.
Recent Examples on the Web Kim didn’t specify which exact Western artillery systems are giving the Ukrainians a boost, but the weaponry has been flowing into the country. Greg Norman, Fox News, 9 June 2022 All Ukraine needs, Anton said, is for the world to supply the weaponry to push Russian forces back across the border, and soldiers like him will supply the spirit. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 The weaponry has a 40-mile range, compared to the U.S.-provided M777 howitzers with a range of under 20 miles. Amy Nakamura, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 At a military parade last week, Mr. Kim, the 38-year-old dictator, vowed to advance the country’s nuclear program as fast as possible and warned the weaponry could be pre-emptively used if provoked. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev withdrew the weaponry. John Harwood, CNN, 27 Mar. 2022 Yet even as the first weaponry from Mr. Biden’s $800 million arms package began arriving in Ukraine this week, some are insisting that more can be done to help the Ukrainian military. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Mar. 2022 While the government will provide a good deal of the weaponry requested, more and more corporations and businesses will show support by leaving the Russian economy so as not to add fuel to Putin’s war machine. Allen Adamson, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 The weaponry would be used to create humanitarian corridors in and out of the cities, the diplomat said. Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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26 Jun 2022

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“Weaponry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaponry. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of weaponry

: a particular grouping of weapons


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