weapon

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See arms.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An instrument for combat]
Syn. armament, protection, weaponry, deadly weapon, hardware, sophisticated hardware, lethal weapon, defense.
Weapons include: club, spear, arrow, mace, knife, catapult, bullet, dart, flechette, missile, sling, slingshot, CAM, cybernetic anthropomorphic machine, bomb, atomic bomb, nuclear bomb, rocket, torpedo, stick, ax, firearm, cannon, gun, musket, rifle, blackjack, whip, sword, pistol, revolver, bayonet, bazooka, mortar, antiaircraft gun, machine gun, warhead; airplane, tank, submarine, destroyer.
2. [A device thought of figuratively as a weapon]
Syn. argument, plea, evidence, influence, alibi, intimidation, threat, blackmail, scolding, sharp tongue.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
arm, arms, armament, firearm, gun, rifle, pistol, knife, sword, defense, offensive weapon, weapon of mass destruction, spear, halberd, lance, pike, poleax, trident, bow and arrow. see army, bomb, bullet, gun, missile, navy, nuclear bomb, sword

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