Arm"ing (#), n.


The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.

The arming was now universal. Macaulay.

2. Naut.

A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom.


3. pl. Naut.

Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.

Arming press Bookbinding, a press for stamping titles and designs on the covers of books.


© Webster 1913.

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