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a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
 
dirty bomb
an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
 
twenty-two
a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
 
bioarm
any weapon usable in biological warfare
 
rifle ball
a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
 
sidewinder
air-to-air missile with infrared homing device
 
organophosphate nerve agent
any of a series of nerve agents containing organophosphate compounds first synthesized by German chemists in 1936; in World War II the Germans tested them in concentration camps but not on the battlefield; Iraq is alleged to have used them against Iran and against the Kurds
 
partizan
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
 
Exocet
a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
 
V-1
a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
 
piece
a portable gun
 
spitball
a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
 
automatic firearm
a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
 
smoothbore
a firearm that has no rifling
 
Garand rifle
a semiautomatic rifle
 
scimitar
a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade
 
semiautomatic firearm
an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
 
W.M.D.
a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
 
handbow
a bow drawn by hand as distinguished from a crossbow
 
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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