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Armourer

noun
1.
A worker skilled in making armor or arms.  Synonym: armorer.
2.
An enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc..  Synonyms: armorer, artificer.
3.
A manufacturer of firearms.  Synonym: armorer.






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"Armourer" Quotes from Famous Books



... the better in some respects,' she replied. 'Now listen to me. Go first and work with an armourer, for as long time as you find needful to obtain a knowledge of his craft; which will not be long, seeing your hearts will be all in the work. Then go to some lonely tower, you two alone. Receive no visits from man or woman. There forge ...
— Phantastes - A Faerie Romance for Men and Women • George MacDonald

... order to "Out boats"; and when four of them had been lowered and brought to the gangway, George instructed Basset to take command of one, the boatswain of another, the armourer of the third, and announced his intention to himself command the fourth, leaving Dyer, the pilot, in temporary command of the ship. Every man told off to go in the boats of course went armed to the teeth, for the galley-slaves were known ...
— The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer • Harry Collingwood

... much below the ground behind the altar; she was not sure if it was before or behind the altar, but wrote that it was behind the altar. And when it was found the clergy cleaned it and rubbed off the rust, which came off easily; and it was an armourer of Tours who went to fetch it. The clergy made a scabbard for it before sending it to the said Jeanne, and they of Tours made another, so that it had two scabbards, one of crimson velvet and one of cloth of gold. And she herself procured ...
— Jeanne d'Arc - Her Life And Death • Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

... law that came from Thaveis Inn in Holborn." This was evidently in existence at the time. How long it had existed prior to 1324 cannot be stated, but in his will dated 1348, and enrolled in the Court of Hustings of the City of London, John Tavye, citizen and armourer, devised to his wife Alicia "illud hospitium, in quo apprenticii legis habitare solebant." In all probability, therefore, the existence of the inn did not go back farther than the lifetime of the armourer. The notice seems to show also that the inns received their ...
— The Customs of Old England • F. J. Snell



Words linked to "Armourer" :   manufacturing business, skilled worker, manufacturer, maker, skilled workman, armour, trained worker, enlisted man



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