American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A manufacturer of weapons, especially firearms.
- n. An enlisted person in charge of maintenance and repair of the small arms of a military unit.
- n. One that makes or repairs armor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, a maker of or an expert in armor; hence, one who had the care of the arms and armor of a knight or man-at-arms, and equipped him for action.
- n. In modern use, a manufacturer or custodian of military arms; specifically, one who has the supervision of any collection or equipment of arms. The armorer of a ship has charge of the arms, and sees that they are kept in a condition fit for service. In the British army an armorer is attached to each troop of cavalry and to each company of infantry, to clean the arms.
- n. a manufacturer of weapons, especially of guns
- n. a military specialist in charge of the upkeep of small arms etc
- n. dated someone who makes or repairs armor
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes or repairs armor or arms.
- n. Formerly, one who had care of the arms and armor of a knight, and who dressed him in armor.
- n. One who has the care of arms and armor, cleans or repairs them, etc.
- n. a manufacturer of firearms
- n. an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
- n. a worker skilled in making armor or arms
- From Middle English armurer, from Old French armurier. (Wiktionary)
“The armorer was a small man, partially bald, with no insignia of rank on his coveralls.”
“Proper enough, jorn thought deliriously, since the armorer was the only one in the party who was not an officer.”
“Army Service Forces had decided that Negroes performed best as truck drivers, ammunition handlers, stevedores, cooks, bakers, and the like and should be trained in these specialties rather than more highly skilled jobs such as armorer or machinist.”
“He was an armorer and blacksmith who trained horses and jousted at Renaissance Faires.”
“• Efforts to prosecute Blackwater collapse: The Justice Department on Monday said that it would not seek murder charges against a Blackwater armorer accused of killing a guard assigned to an Iraqi vice president on Dec. 24, 2006.”
“I have been a gunsmith/armorer for almost the same number of years and have brought a lot of folks into handloading.”
“Jaime rose and summoned his armorer and set him to work.”
“Supervising armorer Nick Komornicki had the most fun creating arms for Ozal and Kucuk, Turkish brothers who join in the quest.”
“In the most recent and closely watched case, the Justice Department on Monday said that it would not seek murder charges against Andrew J. Moonen, a Blackwater armorer accused of killing a guard assigned to an Iraqi vice president on Dec. 24, 2006.”
“In the late 1990s, FNMI, the South Carolina-based subsidiary of Belgian armorer FN Herstal, challenged the exclusive arrangement in federal court but lost.”
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