Weapons

megaton bomb
a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
 
matchlock
an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge
 
Bacillus anthracis
a species of bacillus that causes anthrax in humans and in animals (cattle and swine and sheep and rabbits and mice and guinea pigs); can be used a bioweapon
 
whaling gun
a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
 
sidewinder
air-to-air missile with infrared homing device
 
forty-five
a .45-caliber pistol
 
scimitar
a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade
 
flintlock
a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
 
Uzi
a type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel
 
V-1
a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
 
gas bomb
a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
 
space probe
a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation
 
saber
a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
 
derringer
a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
 
Bren gun
a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
 
knuckles
(used in the plural) a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
 
twenty-two rifle
a .22-caliber rifle
 
Dragunov
a sniper rifle with a telescopic sight
 
assault rifle
any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
 
chemical weapon
chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
 
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