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Meaning of weapon

weap•on

Pronunciation: (wep'un), [key]
— n.
  1. any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.
  2. anything used against an opponent, adversary, or victim: the deadly weapon of satire.
  3. any part or organ serving for attack or defense, as claws, horns, teeth, or stings.
—v.t.
  1. to supply or equip with a weapon or weapons: to weapon aircraft with heat-seeking missiles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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