weapon

weapon
weapon [wep′ən]
n.
[ME wepen < OE wæpen, akin to Ger waffe, ON vāpn, Goth wēpna: base found only in Gmc]
1. an instrument or device of any kind used to injure or kill, as in fighting or hunting
2. any organ or part of an organism used for attacking or defending
3. any means of attack or defense [the weapon of the law]
weaponed
adj.
weaponless
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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