Weapons

bodkin
a dagger with a slender blade
 
epee
a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
 
stiletto
a small dagger with a tapered blade
 
pepper spray
a nonlethal aerosol spray made with the pepper derivative oleoresin capiscum; used to cause temporary blindness and incapacitate an attacker; also used as a bear deterrent
 
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
 
Bofors gun
an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
 
W.M.D.
a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
 
tear gas
a gas that makes the eyes fill with tears but does not damage them; used in dispersing crowds
 
Winchester
a shoulder rifle
 
VX gas
a highly lethal nerve agent used in chemical warfare; a toxic liquid that penetrates the skin or lungs to disrupt the nervous system and stop respiration; in combat VX gas is deployed by detonating a container over the target area and can persist in the environment up to several weeks after release
 
breechloader
a gun that is loaded at the breech
 
smoothbore
a firearm that has no rifling
 
full metal jacket
a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
 
slasher
a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
 
semiautomatic firearm
an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
 
knife
a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
 
rubber bullet
a bullet made of hard rubber; designed for use in crowd control
 
sabre
a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
 
clean bomb
an atom bomb leaving little or no radioactive contamination
 
bioarm
any weapon usable in biological warfare
 
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