armorer

[ahr-mer-er]
noun
  1. a maker or repairer of arms or armor.
  2. a person who manufactures, repairs, or services firearms.
  3. an enlisted person in charge of the upkeep of small arms, machine guns, ammunition, and the like.

Origin of armorer

1350–1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English armurer < Anglo-French, Old French armurier. See armor, -er2
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Word Origin and History for armorer
n.

late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French armurer, Old French aremurier, from armeure "armor" (see armor (n.)).

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