weaponry

noun
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 Iggulden, a master at describing the tactics and weaponry of the time, depicts both engagements with his customary flair and gift for evoking the turmoil of battle. Katherine A. Powers Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Audiobooks: Three great books to listen to this month," 9 Apr. 2021 The attack came after revelations last month, reported by The Wall Street Journal, that Israel has been targeting ships carrying fuel and weaponry from Iran to Syria for about the past 18 months. Gordon Lubold, WSJ, "Ship Thought to Be Spying for Iran Is Attacked in Red Sea," 7 Apr. 2021 The day is a national holiday, dedicated to the glories of the army, celebrated with columns of goose-stepping soldiers, fluttering flags and displays of weaponry. The Economist, "Violence on parade Myanmar’s army kills more than 100 protesters in a single day," 28 Mar. 2021 The incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. when a witness saw Marley allegedly enter the Publix grocery store's bathroom with a cache of weaponry. Mark Osborne, ABC News, "Atlanta man arrested with 6 guns, body armor at Publix grocery store," 24 Mar. 2021 Iggulden, a master at describing the tactics and weaponry of the time, depicts both engagements with his customary flair and gift for evoking the turmoil of battle. Washington Post, "Best audiobooks to listen to now," 8 Mar. 2021 Pyongyang’s spree of short-range missile launches in recent years have also been played down by Washington, giving the Kim regime latitude to advance its weaponry but lessening the shock value. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korea Gives Biden a Missile Test—a Familiar Hello," 25 Mar. 2021 Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Pare said police have had to change their own weaponry, because they are being outgunned on the streets. BostonGlobe.com, "Fierce divisions as hundreds testify on gun legislation in Rhode Island," 19 Mar. 2021 Pacer is built for racing fans who love to tinker, personalize, and balance their weaponry and performance. Matt Gardner, Forbes, "‘Pacer’ Review (Xbox): Not ‘Wipeout’, And All The Better For It," 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of weaponry

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Weaponry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weaponry. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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weaponry

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

Kids Definition of weaponry

: a particular grouping of weapons

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