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[wep-uh n-ree] /ˈwɛp ən ri/
weapons or weaponlike instruments collectively.
the invention and production of weapons.
Origin of weaponry
1835-45; weapon + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To think someone's little pistol or shotgun is ample weaponry to overthrow a tyrannical government is silly.
  • They faked auto-annihilation and worked underground on weaponry based on false vacuum.
  • We hunted for the source with precise and targeted weaponry.
  • The lab remains a key nuclear-weaponry research site.
  • Considering the size, strength and weaponry of the lion, the zebra's brain is unlikely to make a decision to fight.
  • But when each side has a superabundance of weaponry, which is the case today, small differences in size no longer matter.
  • But there is no dispute that the higher capabilities of modern weaponry make simple numerical comparisons inadequate.
  • Still, sports based on weaponry do have their perils.
  • His mission is to steal a prototype stealth aircraft equipped with thought-controlled weaponry.
  • Drones are not remarkable because of their weaponry.
British Dictionary definitions for weaponry


weapons regarded collectively
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for weaponry

1844, from weapon + -ry.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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