armorer (n.) late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-Fr. armurer, O.Fr. aremurier, from armeure "armor" (see ARMOR (Cf. armor) (n.)).

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  • Armorer — Ar mor*er, n. [OE. armurer, armerer, fr. F. armurter, fr. armure armor.] 1. One who makes or repairs armor or arms. [1913 Webster] 2. Formerly, one who had care of the arms and armor of a knight, and who dressed him in armor. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armorer — [är′mər ər] n. 1. Historical a person who made or repaired armor and arms 2. a maker of firearms 3. Mil. an enlisted man in charge of the maintenance and repair of the small arms of his unit, warship, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Armorer — An armorer or armourer (see spelling differences) was in former times a smith who specialized in manufacturing and repairing arms and armour. In modern usage, the word may also designate a member of a modern military or police force who maintains …   Wikipedia

  • armorer — n. US var. of ARMOURER. * * * armor(e, armorer obs. form of armour n., er …   Useful english dictionary

  • armorer — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that makes armor or arms 2. one that repairs, assembles, and tests firearms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armorer — /ahr meuhr euhr/, n. 1. a maker or repairer of arms or armor. 2. a person who manufactures, repairs, or services firearms. 3. an enlisted person in charge of the upkeep of small arms, machine guns, ammunition, and the like. [1350 1400; ME; r. ME… …   Universalium

  • armorer — noun a) a manufacturer of weapons, especially of guns b) a military specialist in charge of the upkeep of small arms etc …   Wiktionary

  • armorer — ar|mor|er [ armərər ] noun count a person or organization that makes or supplies weapons …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • armorer — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)mərə(r)[/t]] armorers see armourer …   English dictionary

  • armorer — n. soldier responsible for the upkeep of small arms; one who manufactures weapons; one who repairs weapons …   English contemporary dictionary

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