Armory
Armory Ar"mo*ry, n.; pl. {Armories}. [OF. armaire, armarie, F. armoire, fr. L. armarium place for keeping arms; but confused with F. armoiries. See {Armorial}, {Ambry}.] 1. A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited for safe keeping. [1913 Webster]

2. Armor; defensive and offensive arms. [1913 Webster]

Celestial armory, shields, helms, and spears. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

4. Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

5. That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor. [1913 Webster]

The science of heraldry, or, more justly speaking, armory, which is but one branch of heraldry, is, without doubt, of very ancient origin. --Cussans. [1913 Webster]


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