from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A manufacturer of weapons, especially firearms.
  • n. An enlisted person in charge of maintenance and repair of the small arms of a military unit.
  • n. One that makes or repairs armor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a manufacturer of weapons, especially of guns
  • n. a military specialist in charge of the upkeep of small arms etc
  • n. someone who makes or repairs armor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes or repairs armor or arms.
  • n. Formerly, one who had care of the arms and armor of a knight, and who dressed him in armor.
  • n. One who has the care of arms and armor, cleans or repairs them, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Formerly, a maker of or an expert in armor; hence, one who had the care of the arms and armor of a knight or man-at-arms, and equipped him for action.
  • n. In modern use, a manufacturer or custodian of military arms; specifically, one who has the supervision of any collection or equipment of arms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a manufacturer of firearms
  • n. an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
  • n. a worker skilled in making armor or arms


From Middle English armurer, from Old French armurier. (Wiktionary)



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  • Sorry, I can't help it, but I make a fake definition for this word: A person who makes breastplates for men

    January 6, 2012