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armory

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːrməri; ˈɑːməri/
, (British English/inglés británico) armoury

Translation of armory in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 (stock of arms) arsenal (masculine) these techniques are a part of every salesman's armory estas técnicas forman parte del bagaje de todo vendedor
    Example sentences
    • One of its many functions was to serve as the armoury, which supplied many weapons to Soldiers of the British Empire.
    • In an attempt to develop the capability to punch through the missile defence shield, countries such as China could decide to massively increase the number of nuclear missiles in their armoury.
    • And China has threatened to respond by massively increasing its nuclear armoury.
    1.2 (storehouse) arsenal (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The Australian Government recently handed over four new state-of-the-art armouries to the PNG Defence Force.
    • The three-story, 88,000-square-foot facility is expected to serve as a model for future high-technology National Guard armories.
    • Missiles rained down on the city as fireballs went up into the night sky after the armoury at the central Ikeja barracks caught fire.
    1.3 (factory) (American English/inglés norteamericano) fábrica (feminine) de armas
    Example sentences
    • Beginning in 1795 and 1801, respectively, these armories manufactured muskets based upon a .69-caliber French 1777 design.
    • As Hoke put it: ‘The most important transfer of technology from the armories to the watch factories was the imposition of a rigid system of organization and the elevation of the machine shop to a position of supremacy.’
    • These A & M schools trained students for practical problem solving in our armories, hospitals, factories, and farms.
    1.4 (museum) armería (feminine) 1.5 (drill hall) (American English/inglés norteamericano) sala (feminine) de prácticas
    Example sentences
    • The largest Alabama Guard unit to return from Iraq, the 877th Engineer Battalion, had its first weekend drills earlier this month at its northwest Alabama armories.
    • Despite these difficulties, on April 28 Colonel Harry Clay Kessler ordered Montana Guard units to report for duty at their respective armories.
    • The siege lines were arrayed all around the triangular-shaped compound of the armory.

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