What does arming mean?
The definition of arming
Arm”ing, n.
1 The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms. The arming was now universal. Macaulay.
2 (Naut.)
A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom. Totten.
3 pl. (Naut.)
Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship’s upper works on holidays. Arming press (Bookbinding), a press for stamping titles and designs on the covers of books.