From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Arsenal \Ar"se*nal\ ([aum]r"s[-e]*nal), noun [Sp. & F. arsenal arsenal, dockyard, or It. arzanale, arsenale (cf. It. & darsena dock); all fr. Ar. d[=a]r[,c]in[=a]'a house of industry or fabrication; d[=a]r house + [,c]in[=a]'a art, industry.] A public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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