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1. Weapons considered as a group.
2. The design and production of weapons.
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) weapons regarded collectively
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) weapons regarded collectively
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(ˈwɛp ən ri)

1. weapons or weaponlike instruments collectively.
2. the invention and production of weapons.
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See also arrows; missiles; war.

the science of ballistics combined with or from the special viewpoint of aerodynamics, particularly with regard to rockets, guided missiles, etc. — aeroballistic, adj.
1. the science of the manufacture and use of large guns.
2. the guns themselves. — artillerist, artilleryman, n.
a form of divination involving examination of a shield.
an extreme interest in bullets.
1. cannon collectively.
2. cannon flre.
engines or machines collectively, especially engines of war. See also skill and craft.
1. the science of the design and manufacture of heavy artillery.
2. the skill or practice of using heavy artillery.
1. the science of the design, construction, and launching of guided missiles.
2. guided missiles collectively.
the art or skill of using muskets.
the art or practice of shooting with a rifle, especially at targets as a match of skill.
1. the design and manufacture of weapons.
2. weapons collectively, especially a nation’s storehouse of armaments.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weaponry - weapons considered collectivelyweaponry - weapons considered collectively  
ammo, ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
defence system, defense system - the weaponry available for the defense of a region
gunnery - guns collectively
hardware - major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
instrumentation, instrumentality - an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
naval weaponry - weaponry for warships
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
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[ˈwepənrɪ] Narmas fpl
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[ˈwɛpənri] n (= arms) → armes fplweapons-grade [ˌwɛpənzˈgreɪd] adj [uranium, plutonium] → militaireweapons inspector ninspecteur/trice m/f en armementweapons of mass destruction WMD nplarmes fpl de destruction massive
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nWaffen pl
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[ˈwɛpənrɪ] narmamenti mpl
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