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[wep-uh n-ree]
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  1. weapons or weaponlike instruments collectively.
  2. the invention and production of weapons.
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Origin of weaponry

First recorded in 1835–45; weapon + -ry
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Related Words for weaponry

ordnance, ammunition, arms, hardware, weaponry, defense, material, gun, heat, protection, munitions, security, shield, fence, wall, resistance, guard, aegis, rampart, fastness

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Historical Examples of weaponry

  • This was the citadel and the weaponry of Lincoln's authority.

  • Over-jammed with all the personnel, all the instrumentation and incidentalia, all the weaponry, of war.


    Edward Elmer Smith

  • We have met requests for reasonable amounts of American weaponry from regional countries which are anxious to defend themselves.

  • With it he built his home, framing a fortress capable of withstanding all the weaponry of his time.

    The Way to the West

    Emerson Hough

  • His weaponry we may know exactly, for his rifle can be seen to-day, preserved by his descendants.

    The Way to the West

    Emerson Hough

British Dictionary definitions for weaponry


  1. weapons regarded collectively
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Word Origin and History for weaponry


1844, from weapon + -ry.

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