Weapons

gun
a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
 
epee
a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
 
kirpan
a ceremonial four-inch curved dagger that Sikh men and women are obliged to wear at all times
 
breechloader
a gun that is loaded at the breech
 
butt shaft
a blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice
 
air gun
a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
 
dumdum bullet
a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound
 
peacekeeper
the pistol of a law officer in the old West
 
quarrel
an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges
 
staphylococcal enterotoxin B
a form of staphylococcal enterotoxin that has been used as an incapacitating agent in biological warfare
 
sling
a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
 
cannon
heavy gun fired from a tank
 
muzzle loader
an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
 
stun gun
a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock
 
culverin
a medieval musket
 
bow
a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
 
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)
 
spitball
a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
 
carbine
light automatic rifle
 
GB
a highly toxic chemical nerve agent that inhibits the activity of cholinesterase
 
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