armory


[ad_1] 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.
  3. a place where arms and armor are made; an armorer’s shop; arsenal.
  4. Heraldry. the art of blazoning arms.
  5. heraldry.
  6. arms or armor collectively.
  7. Archaic. heraldic bearings or arms.

noun plural -mories

  1. the usual US spelling of armoury
n.

“arms and weapons collectively,” c.1300; see arm (n.2) + -ory. Meaning “place where arms are manufactured” is from mid-15c. Also used in a sense of “arsenal” (mid-15c.), “the science of heraldry” (late 15c.), from Old French armoierie, from armoier “to blazon,” from Latin arma “weapons” (see arm (n.2)).

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