Weapons

blunderbuss
a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
 
breechloader
a gun that is loaded at the breech
 
MANPAD
a man-portable surface-to-air missile
 
submachine gun
machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
 
machine gun
a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
 
sniper rifle
an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away
 
carbine
light automatic rifle
 
partisan
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
 
bodkin
a dagger with a slender blade
 
epee
a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
 
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
 
minute gun
(military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)
 
crossbow
a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)
 
paintball gun
an air gun used in the game of paintball; designed to simulate a semiautomatic
 
ack-ack gun
artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
 
spear
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
 
GA
the first known nerve agent, synthesized by German chemists in 1936; a highly toxic combustible liquid that is soluble in organic solvents and is used as a nerve gas in chemical warfare
 
trident
a spear with three prongs
 
dirk
a relatively long dagger with a straight blade
 
throw stick
a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
 
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