1) N-PLURAL Armaments are weapons and military equipment belonging to an army or country. efforts to reduce nuclear and other armaments.

...the armaments industry.

2) N-VAR Armament is used to refer to weapons and bombs carried by an aircraft or other military vehicle. [MILITARY]

...a bomber with twin engines and heavy defensive armament.

3) N-UNCOUNT A country's increase in the number and effectiveness of its weapons is its armament.

...the pursuit of national security through national armament...

The fears have prompted several countries to embark on massive armament plans.


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