Weapons

partizan
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
 
Saturday night special
a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
 
six-shooter
a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
 
fowling piece
a light shotgun used for fowling
 
full metal jacket
a lead bullet that is covered with a jacket of a harder metal (usually copper)
 
dagger
a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
 
whaling gun
a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
 
brilliant pebble
a code name for a small computerized heat-seeking missile that was supposed to intercept and destroy enemy missiles
 
Minuteman
a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos
 
sawed-off shotgun
a shotgun with short barrels
 
BB gun
an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
 
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
 
shiv
a knife used as a weapon
 
clostridium perfringens
anaerobic Gram-positive rod bacterium that produces epsilon toxin; can be used as a bioweapon
 
Browning automatic rifle
a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
 
staphylococcal enterotoxin B
a form of staphylococcal enterotoxin that has been used as an incapacitating agent in biological warfare
 
longbow
a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England
 
rifle ball
a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
 
duck shot
small lead shot for shotgun shells
 
hatchet
weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
 
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