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[en-juh n-ree] /ˈɛn dʒən ri/
noun, plural engineries.
engines collectively; machinery.
engines of war collectively.
skillful or artful contrivance.
Origin of enginery
First recorded in 1595-1605; engine + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He speaks as if he were at the head of irresistible legions and equipped with all the enginery of war.

  • The intention of the Commissioners being solely to try her enginery, no use was made of her sails.

  • We were still far enough from the front to see this enginery of war as a spectacle.

    Our Part in the Great War Arthur Gleason
  • Here was seen the castle of the noble with all its imposing architecture, and its enginery of offense and defense.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • One of the most important things in enginery is the capacity to determine the power developed.

    Motors James Slough Zerbe
  • The three pirate vessels, two large triremes and the yacht, discharged all their enginery.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • As the tumult grew, the War God, who always walks before Chaos, tossed his plumed helmet and marshalled all his enginery.

    The Affable Stranger Peter McArthur
  • The tower was swayed each instant by the shock of the Moslem enginery—darts, stones, fire; it withstood them all.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • Meantime his agents dispersed themselves through the Aegean, buying provisions and arms, enginery, and war material of all kinds.

  • With a large army, thoroughly drilled, and equipped with all the enginery of war, the sultan commenced his campaign.

British Dictionary definitions for enginery


noun (pl) -ries
a collection or assembly of engines; machinery
engines employed in warfare
(rare) skilful manoeuvring or contrivance
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