Weapon

Definition of Weapon

Weap´on   Pronunciation: wĕp´ŭn; 277
n.1.
1.An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.
- 2 Cor. x. 4.
They, astonished, all resistance lost,
All courage; down their idle weapons dropped.
- Milton.
2.Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon.
3.(Bot.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
Concealed weapons
See under Concealed.
Weapon salve
a salve which was supposed to cure a wound by being applied to the weapon that made it.
- Boyle.

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