arming, armament, equipping
Meaning: the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
The arming of this battery was a stupendous piece of work.
Arming himself with a heavy club and with a bow and arrows, he went in search of the lion's lair and soon found it.
I joined the weaker party, arming myself with the weapons of a fallen officer, and fighting I knew not whom with the nervous ferocity of despair.
His commiseration also of the people under their lamentations had much broken that his eagerness to leave them; so he resolved to stay, and arming himself with the common despair of the citizens, he said to them, "Now is the time to begin to fight in earnest, when there is no hope of deliverance left.