Weapons

botulinus toxin
potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon
 
yataghan
a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
 
partizan
a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
 
culverin
a medieval musket
 
MANPAD
a man-portable surface-to-air missile
 
semiautomatic
a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
 
fusil
a light flintlock musket
 
ballistic missile
a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
 
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
 
A-bomb
a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
 
twenty-two pistol
a .22-caliber pistol
 
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
 
Bren gun
a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
 
peacekeeper
the pistol of a law officer in the old West
 
Kalashnikov
a type of submachine gun made in Russia
 
foil
a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
 
paintball gun
an air gun used in the game of paintball; designed to simulate a semiautomatic
 
sniper rifle
an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away
 
machine pistol
a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
 
vouge
a kind of pike used by foot soldiers in the 14th century
 
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