Definition of armourer in English:


Line breaks: ar|mour¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmərə
(US armorer)


  • 1A maker, supplier, or repairer of weapons or armour.
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    • The protection and embellishment of the warrior's head has preoccupied warriors themselves, as well as their armourers and hatters, since the earliest history of organized warfare.
    • Maryland tried to preserve its militia's arms by employing an armorer, Isaac Miller, who also served as an arms dealer, purchasing guns in England for several colonies.
    • In Europe armourers have invariably been workers in metal, but in other parts of the world materials such as wickerwork, bone, and coconut fibre have been used.
  • 2An official in charge of the arms of a warship or regiment.
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    • Sarah Povey, whose husband Sion, a Lance Corporal, is an armourer, said: ‘The Queen asked how I coped with separation and I told her you get used to it but that didn't make it any easier.’
    • A sergeant then, he was Yellow Oboe's armorer and ball turret gunner.
    • There was an abundance of volunteers who needed to be trained in the ways of the military and become transformed into competent pilots, navigators, armourers, and support staff.


Middle English: from Old French armurier, from armure (see armour).

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