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[ahr-mer-er] /ˈɑr mər ər/
a maker or repairer of arms or armor.
a person who manufactures, repairs, or services firearms.
an enlisted person in charge of the upkeep of small arms, machine guns, ammunition, and the like.
Origin of armorer
1350-1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English armurer < Anglo-French, Old French armurier. See armor, -er2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • armorer said, "You seem to get on very well with your working people, Mr. Lossing."

  • There was something boyish and simple about the action and the tone, and armorer laughed.

  • The two principal ornamental arts and mysteries in the Caucasus are those of the armorer and the saddler.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
  • armorer turned on his heel abruptly; it was to conceal a smile.

  • armorer grasped the rope viciously; Shuey was on the seat pulling from above.

  • The armorer threw down his heavy hammer with a crash upon the floor.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • When not engaged otherwise Walter would, almost every afternoon, cross London Bridge and would spend hours in the armorer's forge.

  • It was once, in fact, an armorer's shop, and has since been converted to a kitchen.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • I was not born to be a warrior: your armorer is all that I can be.

    Master Olof August Strindberg
  • Master Ben, apprentice to an armorer, Fitzhugh introduced him.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
Word Origin and History for armorer

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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