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noun (pl) -mouries, -mories
a secure place for the storage of weapons
armour generally
  1. (US) a National Guard base
  2. (US) a building in which training in the use of arms and drill takes place; drill hall
  3. (pl) (Canadian) such a building used for training and as headquarters by a reserve unit of the armed forces
resources, as of arguments or objections, on which to draw: they thought they had proved him wrong, but he still had a few weapons in his armoury
(US) a place where arms are made
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  • Yes, it is a rare weapon, and there is none like it in the armoury.

    A Noble Queen (Volume I of 3) Philip Meadows Taylor
  • In half an hour after I was standing in a large hall or armoury.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • Shall I not tell you that a feeling which surmounted my apprehensions of discovery chained me to the armoury?

    Secresy E. (Eliza) Fenwick
  • And what I overheard in the armoury--about a telegram--telling me--putting me out of my misery?

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Sissly's men have arrived and are raising a racket in the armoury with hammer and saw.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • The place is national property now, and used as a kind of armoury, my love.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Lily, with more dreadful questions, more terrible invitations to draw out of her armoury of torments?

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • It's too bad, with an armoury like that, to take my one little ewe-lamb from me.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • Beyond these a second quadrangle was entered, to the right of which stood the Governor's house and an armoury.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • I might have taken it from the armoury, for I was in the library all the afternoon.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
Word Origin and History for armoury

chiefly British English spelling of armory (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.

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