What is arsenal?

  • (noun): A military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms.
    Synonyms: armory, armoury
    See also — Additional definitions below


An arsenal is a place where arms and ammunition are made, maintained and repaired, stored, issued to authorized users, or any combination of those. Over the centuries, this has included every variant of such a place, whether privately or publicly owned (with the latter in older royal and modern state-owned versions).

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Manuel Almunia
... He was Arsenal's first choice golkeeper following the departure of Jens Lehmann, although after Arsenal's 3–2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in 2010 ...
Arsenal - Operational Subdivision
... The usual subdivision of branches in a great arsenal is into storekeeping, construction and administration ... In a second-class arsenal there would be workshops instead of these factories ... would be classed as the chief director of the arsenal, officials military and civil, non-commissioned officers and military artificers, civilian foremen, workmen and laborers, with ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - FA Community Shield
... As Premier League and FA Cup winners, Arsenal contested the 2002 FA Community Shield against league runners-up Liverpool ... Gilberto Silva, making his debut for Arsenal in the second half as a substitute, scored the winning goal, in a match where the team missed numerous chances ... Final 11 August 2002 (2002-08-11) Arsenal 1–0 Liverpool Cardiff 1400 BST Gilberto Silva 68' Report Stadium Millennium Stadium Attendance 67,337 Referee Alan Wiley ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - Premier League - August–October
... nothing." —Leeds midfielder Olivier Dacourt, 28 September 2002 Arsenal began the season with a 2–0 home victory against promoted Birmingham City ... by Wiltord in their next match at West Ham United earned Arsenal a point, having trailed 2–0 in the first half ... Three days later, a 5–2 win against West Bromwich Albion moved Arsenal to the top of the league table ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - Premier League - March–May
... "I've always plumped for Arsenal, until now ... It's all up for grabs." —Manager Graham Taylor, 5 April 2003 On 2 March 2003, Arsenal opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the table, winning 2–0 ... The result was enough for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power to pay out on punters backing Arsenal retaining the lead, despite Manchester United having a game in hand ...

More definitions of "arsenal":

  • (noun): All the weapons and equipment that a country has.
    Synonyms: armory, armoury
  • (noun): A place where arms are manufactured.
    Synonyms: armory, armoury

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