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armature a coil-wrapped iron core that rotates in a magnetic field to induce electrical current in a generator, or that produces motion in an electrical motor when current is passed through it. [4 definitions]
armband a cloth band worn around the upper arm as a badge of rank, membership, or the like, or as a symbol, as of mourning.
armchair a chair having supports at the sides for resting one's arms. [2 definitions]
armed holding or bearing weapons. [4 definitions]
armed forces all the military forces of a nation or group of nations.
armed to the teeth carrying numerous weapons in preparation for attack or defense.
Armenia a Near Eastern country between Georgia and Turkey; formerly a republic of the Soviet Union. [2 definitions]
Armenian of or pertaining to Armenia or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
armful the quantity that can be carried by one arm or in the arms.
armhole an opening in a garment meant for the arm to pass through, as into a sleeve.
armillary of or made up of circles, rings, or hoops.
armillary sphere an ancient sighting instrument formed of rings that are arranged in the positions of the tropics, equator, and the like.
armistice an agreement by warring parties to suspend hostilities; truce.
Armistice Day November 11, the anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, called Veterans Day in the United States.
armlet a band worn as an ornament, usu. on the upper arm. [2 definitions]
armload the amount (of things) that can be carried cradled in the arms, or the things themselves.
armlock a wrestling hold in which one uses an arm and hand to lock an opponent's arm at the elbow.
armoire a large, usu. ornate wardrobe or cabinet.
armor a suit of leather or mail, formerly used to protect the body in warfare. [5 definitions]
armorbearer one who carries a warrior's armor and arms.
armored wearing or being covered by armor or armor plate. [2 definitions]