Weapons

Exocet
a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
 
CS gas
a tear gas that is stronger than CN gas but wears off faster; can be deployed by grenades or cluster bombs; can cause skin burns and fatal pulmonary edema
 
Stinger
a portable low altitude surface-to-air missile system using infrared guidance and an impact fuse; fired from the shoulder
 
botulismotoxin
potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
 
machine gun
a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
 
sticker
a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
 
cannon
heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
 
Bofors gun
an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
 
culverin
a medieval musket
 
musket
a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen
 
trench knife
a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting
 
knuckles
(used in the plural) a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
 
Bren gun
a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
 
CN gas
a tear gas that is weaker than CS gas but lasts longer
 
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
 
W.M.D.
a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
 
longbow
a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England
 
submachine gun
machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
 
butt shaft
a blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice
 
slasher
a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
 
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