arming

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arming

  1. Present participle of arm.

Noun[edit]

arming (plural armings)

  1. (nautical) A piece of tallow or soap put in the cavity and over the bottom of a sounding lead to pick up samples of the bottom of the sea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  2. The act of supplying with arms and ammunition in preparation of a conflict
    • Macaulay
      The arming was now universal.
  3. (nautical, chiefly in the plural) One of the red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.

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  • FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook

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