Definition of armourer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmərə/
(US armorer)


1A maker, supplier, or repairer of weapons or armour.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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