[ ahr-muh-ree ]
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noun,plural ar·mor·ies.
  1. a storage place for weapons and other war equipment.

  2. a building that is the headquarters and drill center of a military unit.

  1. a place where arms and armor are made; an armorer's shop; arsenal.

  2. Heraldry. the art of blazoning arms.

  3. arms or armor collectively.

  4. Archaic. heraldic bearings or arms.

Origin of armory

1300–50; Middle English armerie, armur(i)e<Middle French armoierie, equivalent to Old French armoi(er) to bear arms (derivative of armesarm2) + -erie-ery

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British Dictionary definitions for armory


/ (ˈɑːmərɪ) /

nounplural -mories
  1. the usual US spelling of armoury

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