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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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 Russian defense company Kalashnikov is branching out from making guns and weaponry. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Kalashnikov Made a Soviet-Style Electric Car," 24 Aug. 2018 Both Koreas still have troops and weaponry at or near the border, known as the Demilitarized Zone. Alex Ward, Vox, "Exclusive: Trump promised Kim Jong Un he’d sign an agreement to end the Korean War," 29 Aug. 2018 While military parades involving troops and weaponry are common in authoritarian states - such as China and North Korea -- traditionally, the United States has not embraced displays of raw military power. Brenda Cain, cleveland.com, "Should America show its military might in a parade?: Talk It Out," 7 Feb. 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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weap·​on·​ry | \ ˈwe-pən-rē How to pronounce weaponry (audio) \

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: a particular grouping of weapons

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