- to arm again.
- to furnish with new or better weapons: As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed.
- to become armed again.
Origin of rearm
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Examples from the Web for rearmament
Sanctions failed to stop the rearmament of Germany between the World Wars.Iran and the Sanctions Trap
Stephen L. Carter
July 31, 2011
The French scheme of rearmament with howitzers had only begun.
The field and horse artillery was in 1909 in process of rearmament with a Krupp quick-firer.
All subs were probably being called in for rearmament with cobalt-rigged atomic warheads for their guided missiles.Way of a Rebel
Walter M. Miller
Rearmament of our Cavalry with a 6-millimetre carbine, ballistically equal in all respects to the rifle of the Infantry.Cavalry in Future Wars
Frederick von Bernhardi.
The outbreak of the war found a process of rearmament going on in the artillery.
- to arm again
- (tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
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