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Definition a building where military equipment is stored

or (more rarely):  all the weapons and equipment that a country has; or all the resources available to deal with an opponent

More rarely still, "armory" can specifically refer to a building where the U.S. National Guard stores military equipment and/or does training; or to a place where military arms are manufactured.
  • stole weapons from the armory
  • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  • His painfully acquired armory of symptoms, catchwords, and diagnostic procedures is now to be put to use at last.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • armory = collection of resources available for battle
  • At the door of the armory, we encounter a second round of identification checks—as if my DNA might have changed in the time it took to walk twenty yards down the hallway—and are finally allowed to enter the weapons collection.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • armory = a building where military equipment is stored
  • They're in safekeeping in the armory.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • armory = a building where military equipment is stored
  • Once off the main corridors, Gale and I race like schoolchildren for the armory, and by the time we arrive, I'm breathless and dizzy.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • armory = a building where military equipment is stored
  • Oh, and Beetee's got something really special waiting for you down in the armory.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • armory = a building where military equipment is stored
  • Come jine with us to burst in the armory and get guns and ammunition!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I felt as if I were walking up and down in the Armory, in the Tower of London!
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Here was an inventory of the barrio arsenal, most of it stolen from military armories.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • In her armory she had other arguments so strong that no answer could be made to them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In a makeshift morgue in the National Guard Armory in Piedmont, volunteers wiped the faces of the dead children before zipping up the body bags.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Putting her out of his mind, Max was enduring another Tweedy harangue about those running the armories and storerooms ("Base thieves and charlatans!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • That evening I walked through the front door of the Armory to play the last game I would ever play for Carolina Military Institute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I found Meg at the armory, browsing for battle supplies.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • "Welcome to The Shade's armory," Derek said as he walked toward the wall closest to us and pulled off a particularly sharp looking stake.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • This wasn't digging equipment, this was an armory loaded with weapons!
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • By afternoon, we had assembled the weapons for our armory.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • From this vantage point, the remains of the Horde army looked like a dumping ground for armory, scattered by strong winds and faded by the sun.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • They filled so many holding cells in so many station houses they had to open an armory.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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