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armorer

[ahr-mer-er] /ˈɑr mər ər/
noun
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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English armurer < Anglo-French, Old French armurier. See armor, -er2
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  • He had an armorer fashion an iron limb with articulated fingers controlled by gears inside the prosthetic.
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  • He received training and certification to be our department armorer.
  • After showing the need for the program, the department began to send others through the necessary schooling to become an armorer.
  • The school is a one-week armorer course for major manufactures of law enforcement weapons.
British Dictionary definitions for armorer

armourer

/ˈɑːmərə/
noun
1.
a person who makes or mends arms and armour
2.
a person employed in the maintenance of small arms and weapons in a military unit
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Word Origin and History for armorer
n.

late 14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French armurer, Old French aremurier, from armeure "armor" (see armor (n.)).

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