Origin of armament
Related Words for armamentordnance, ammunition, arms, hardware, weaponry, defense, material, gun, heat, protection, munitions, security
Examples from the Web for armament
Contemporary Examples of armament
“We stress that such a system, even in theory, is not part of armament of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” said Lysenko.Ukraine Could Explode in the Next 48 Hours
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of armament
My dear Quinn, some members of the Cabinet have shares in armament works.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
But he saw nothing but the flame-throwers in the armament of this force.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
What then transpired was not a fight, for in armament the two were quite unequal.
Whitby, in times of peace, at least, had not even such "armament."
Dispersion of the armament against Algiers by stress of weather.
- (often plural) the weapon equipment of a military vehicle, ship, or aircraft
- a military force raised and armed ready for war
- preparation for war involving the production of equipment and arms
Word Origin for armament
c.1600, "munitions of war" (especially the great guns on board a man-of-war), also "naval force equipped for war" (1690s), from Latin armamentum "implement," from Latin armare "to arm, furnish with weapons" from arma (see arm (n.2)). Meaning "process of equipping for war" is from 1813.