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arsenal (noun) a large stock of weapons; a place where weapons are stored.
A large collection of weapons, especially for use by soldiers, is an arsenal. A large dump of guns, bombs, and other such explosives stored in a place is called an arsenal. The place where such weapons are stored is also called an arsenal.
- The ever-growing arsenals of the nations of the world, stocking even nuclear weapons on a big scale are posing a great threat to the safety of humankind and world peace.
- The government has been forced to relocate the arsenal in an unpopulated area, as its earlier location in a crowded area exposed its surroundings to the risk of accidental explosions and fire accidents.