a public institution for storage space or even for the make and storage of arms and all military tools whether for land or naval solution
- most of the weapons and equipment that a country has actually
- a military structure where arms and ammo as well as other military gear tend to be stored and training is offered in the usage of arms
- a location in which arms are made
- A public organization for storage space, or even for the make and storage space, of arms and all sorts of army tools, whether for land or naval solution.
c.1500, "dockyard, dock with naval shops," from Italian arzenale, from Arabic dar as-sina'ah "workshop," literally "house of manufacture," from dar "house" + sina'ah "art, craft, talent," from sana'a "he made." Used by the Venetians to a large wharf in their town, which was the earliest research regarding the English term. Sense of "public location for making or saving tools and ammunition" is from 1570s. The London soccer team (1886) had been named the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, where in actuality the original players worked.
- armoury [Br.]
- arms depot
- Arse [derog.: Arsenal FC]
(letter.) A public institution the storage, or even for the make and storage space, of hands and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.
After the fall of the republic the arsenal continued to occupy the attention of the various governments.