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  1. a maker or repairer of arms or armor.
  2. a person who manufactures, repairs, or services firearms.
  3. an enlisted person in charge of the upkeep of small arms, machine guns, ammunition, and the like.

Origin of armorer

1350–1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English armurer < Anglo-French, Old French armurier. See armor, -er2
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Historical Examples

  • "Saving money is always important, my dear," said Armorer, seriously.

    Stories of a Western Town

    Octave Thanet

  • "Then there is nothing more to say, Mr. Lossing," said Armorer, coldly.

  • There was something boyish and simple about the action and the tone, and Armorer laughed.

  • Armorer gave a dash and Shuey let out his muscles in a giant tug.

  • Armorer turned on his heel abruptly; it was to conceal a smile.

Word Origin and History for armorer


late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French armurer, Old French aremurier, from armeure "armor" (see armor (n.)).

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