(in Britain) a unit of police officers who are trained to use firearms in situations where unarmed police officers would be in danger
- Armed response vehicle
noun (in Britain) a police vehicle carrying armed officers who are trained to respond to incidents involving firearms
- Armed robbery
a robbery in which the robber is armed with a dangerous weapon.
- Armed to the teeth
Overly well equipped or prepared, as in With her elaborate gown and makeup, she was armed to the teeth for her first New York appearance. The expression to the teeth meant “well equipped” in the 14th century, when knights often wore head-to-foot armor. The idiom, however, only gained currency in the mid-1800s, at first still […]
the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties: The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician’s armamentarium. a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking: The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity. Historical Examples There is another reason […]