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armourer  n.  
An enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
Synonyms: armorer, artificer.
A manufacturer of firearms.
Synonyms: armorer

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"Armourer" Quotes from Famous Books

... and dead,— Before Care-fretted, with a lidless eye,— I was thy wooer on my little bed, Letting the early hours of rest go by, To see thee flood the heaven with milky light, And feed thy snow-white swans, before I slept; For thou wert then purveyor of my dreams,— Thou wert the fairies' armourer, that kept Their burnish'd helms, and crowns, and corslets bright, Their spears, and glittering mails; And ever thou didst spill in winding streams Sparkles and midnight gleams, For fishes to new ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood

... of the oaken panels that lined the hall was suspended a suit of mail, not, like the pictures, an ancestral relic, but of the most modern date; for it had been manufactured by a skilful armourer in London, the same year in which Governor Bellingham came over to New England. There was a steel head-piece, a cuirass, a gorget and greaves, with a pair of gauntlets and a sword hanging beneath; all, and especially the helmet and breastplate, ...
— The Scarlet Letter • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... 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 ...
— Phantastes - A Faerie Romance for Men and Women • George MacDonald

... man straightened his bent figure with sudden pride. "I am armourer to the crown, sir. My blades are used by the nobility—not by the army, I am happy to say. Spantz repairs the swords and guns for the army, but he welds only for the ...
— Truxton King - A Story of Graustark • George Barr McCutcheon

... Edward IV., for L6 per annum, to place therein those students who were lodged in "la Baillie," in a house called St George's Inn, near the upper end of St. George's Lane. In the year 1348 the will of John Tavy, armourer, was proved in the Court of Hustings.[146] He therein orders that after the decease of his wife an Inn, where the apprentices were wont to dwell, should be sold, and the proceeds devoted to the maintenance of a chantry. ...
— Memorials of Old London - Volume I • Various

... modern grocer; an apothecary; a scrivener, who wrote for the numerous persons who could not write; a fuller, who cleaned clothes; a tapiser, who sold tapestry, universally used for hangings of rooms; a barber, an armourer, a spurrier, a scourer, a dyer, a glover, a turner, a goldbeater, an upholdester or upholsterer, a toothdrawer, a buckler-maker, a fletcher (who feathered arrows), a poulter or poulterer, a vinter or wine-merchant, ...
— The White Lady of Hazelwood - A Tale of the Fourteenth Century • Emily Sarah Holt

... leave, earl, I will arrange your cloak across the shield, and then you can get it to your armourer without notice." ...
— Havelok The Dane - A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln • Charles Whistler

... to an armourer's to buy a brace of pistols, and asked the man if he knew the tradesman with whom ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... that be?" said Osmond, eagerly. "Once out of the Castle, and in Rouen, he could easily find means of sending to the Count. He might go either to the Convent of St. Ouen, or, which would be better, to the trusty armourer, Thibault, who would soon find man and horse to ...
— The Little Duke - Richard the Fearless • Charlotte M. Yonge

... for a council, it gave allegiance wholly to its factor, young Anders McElroy, at whose right hand for sage advice and honest friendship stood that most admirable of men, Edmonton Ridgar, chief trader and anything else from accountant to armourer. Beneath them and in good command were some thirty able men whose families lived in the neat ...
— The Maid of the Whispering Hills • Vingie E. Roe

Words linked to "Armourer" :   maker, skilled worker, manufacturer, trained worker, enlisted man

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