place of arms
an area in a fortress or a fortified town where troops could assemble for defense.
an enlarged part of the covered way in a fortification.
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Origin of place of arms
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby place of arms
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Example sentences from the Web for place of arms
Bamberg, as usual, became a Prussian place-of-arms; was charged to pay ransom of 40,000 pounds;—'cannot possibly!'History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XIX. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The principal guard of a garrison town, usually posted in the place-of-arms, or the market-place.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth