Weapons

rifle ball
a bullet designed to be fired from a rifle; no longer made spherical in shape
 
semiautomatic
a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
 
javelin
a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
 
cannon
heavy gun fired from a tank
 
megaton bomb
a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
 
Bofors gun
an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
 
Kalashnikov
a type of submachine gun made in Russia
 
stiletto
a small dagger with a tapered blade
 
high explosive
a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
 
assegai
the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
 
duck shot
small lead shot for shotgun shells
 
Spandau
a German machine gun
 
blistering agent
a toxic war gas with sulfide based compounds that raises blisters and attacks the eyes and lungs; there is no known antidote
 
claymore
a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders
 
zip gun
a crude homemade pistol
 
dumdum
a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
 
Thompson submachine gun
a .45-caliber submachine gun
 
ICBM
a ballistic missile that is capable of traveling from one continent to another
 
knife
a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
 
derringer
a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
 
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