armament

[ ahr-muh-muh nt ]
/ ˈɑr mə mənt /

noun

the arms and equipment with which a military unit or military apparatus is supplied.
a land, sea, or air force equipped for war.
Usually armaments. military strength collectively: the armaments race; a country without armaments.
the process of equipping or arming for war.

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Origin of armament

1690–1700; < Latin armāmenta fittings, equivalent to armā(re) to fit out (see arm2) + -menta (plural) -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM armament

non·ar·ma·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for armaments

armament
/ (ˈɑːməmənt) /

noun

(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

C17: from Latin armāmenta utensils, from armāre to equip
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