- the design and production of weapons
- weapons collectively; esp., a nation's stockpile of weapons of war
Origin of weaponryweapon + -ry
- Weapons considered as a group.
- The design and production of weapons.
aeroballistics the science of ballistics combined with or from the special viewpoint of aerodynamics, particularly with regard to rockets, guided missiles, etc. —aeroballistic, adj. artillery 1. the science of the manufacture and use of large guns. 2. the guns themselves. —artillerist, artilleryman, n. aspidomancy a form of divination involving examination of a shield. ballistomania an extreme interest in bullets. cannonry 1. cannon collectively. 2. cannon flre. enginery engines or machines collectively, especially engines of war. See also skill and craft. gunnery 1. the science of the design and manufacture of heavy artillery. 2. the skill or practice of using heavy artillery. missilery, missilry 1. the science of the design, construction, and launching of guided missiles. 2. guided missiles collectively. musketry the art or skill of using muskets. riflery the art or practice of shooting with a rifle, especially at targets as a match of skill. weaponry 1. the design and manufacture of weapons. 2. weapons collectively, especially a nation’s storehouse of armaments.