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[wep-uh n-ree] /ˈwɛp ən ri/
weapons or weaponlike instruments collectively.
the invention and production of weapons.
Origin of weaponry
First recorded in 1835-45; weapon + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was the citadel and the weaponry of Lincoln's authority.

  • Over-jammed with all the personnel, all the instrumentation and incidentalia, all the weaponry, of war.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • We have met requests for reasonable amounts of American weaponry from regional countries which are anxious to defend themselves.

  • With it he built his home, framing a fortress capable of withstanding all the weaponry of his time.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
  • His weaponry we may know exactly, for his rifle can be seen to-day, preserved by his descendants.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for weaponry


weapons regarded collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for weaponry

1844, from weapon + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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