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ar·ma·ment

 (är′mə-mənt)
n.
1. The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped.
2. often armaments All the military forces and war equipment of a country.
3. A military force equipped for war.
4. The process of arming for war.

[Latin armāmenta, tools, from arma, arms; see arm2.]

ar′ma·men′tar·y (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.
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armaments

plural noun weapons, arms, guns, ammunition, weaponry, ordnance, munitions, materiel global efforts to reduce nuclear armaments
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armaments

[ˈɑːmmənts] npl (weapons) → armamenti mpl
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The whole question of improved armaments has been approached by the governments of the earth in a spirit of nervous and unreflecting haste, whereas the right way was lying plainly before them, and had only to be pursued with calm determination.
Many speakers to the House the other night in the debate on the reduction of armaments seemed to show a most lamentable ignorance of the conditions under which the British Empire maintains its existence.
The remaining parties soon completed their several armaments.
You came from a country where he must be very much talked of, and I know that his armaments against France greatly engage the attention of your friend the cardinal.
He, seeing this grotesque figure clad in armour that did not match any more than his saddle, bridle, lance, buckler, or corselet, was not at all indisposed to join the damsels in their manifestations of amusement; but, in truth, standing in awe of such a complicated armament, he thought it best to speak him fairly, so he said, "Senor Caballero, if your worship wants lodging, bating the bed (for there is not one in the inn) there is plenty of everything else here.
He did not think of her as Lady Jane Greystoke, but rather as the she he had won by the might of his steel thews, and that he must hold and protect by virtue of the same offensive armament.
I must confess the sight of all this armament, all this preparation, greatly excited me.
Jimmy Hollis went over his armament and ammunition to see that nothing had been omitted.
I tell you they've got armament there which will make our friends tear their hair' shells that burst in the air, mind, too, which you needn't mind letting
Such was the successless armament of Xerxes described by Herodotus, or the successful expedition of Alexander related by Arrian.
The armament of the huge German airships, big as the biggest mammoth liners afloat, was one machine gun that could easily have been packed up on a couple of mules.
The latter, made cautious because of his lesser bulk and the inferiority of his natural armament, followed similar tactics.

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