offensive weapon
any article made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him. A razor is not an offensive weapon in its own right but could be such if intended by the person to be used as such. Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, the proof being on that person, has with him in any public place any offensive weapon is guilty of an offence.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • offensive weapon — /əfɛnsɪv ˈwɛpən/ (say uhfensiv wepuhn) noun (in law) any weapon made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended for such use by the person having it …   Australian English dictionary

  • weapon — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deadly, lethal, potent, powerful ▪ He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. ▪ non lethal ▪ dangerous …   Collocations dictionary

  • weapon — weap|on W2S2 [ˈwepən] n [: Old English; Origin: wApen] 1.) something that you use to fight with or attack someone with, such as a knife, bomb, or gun nuclear/chemical/biological/atomic etc weapons ▪ The police are still looking for the murder… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • weapon — An instrument of offensive or defensive combat, or anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, threatening, or injuring a person. The term is chiefly used, in law, in the statutes prohibiting the carrying or using of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • offensive — of|fen|sive1 [əˈfensıv] adj 1.) very rude or insulting and likely to upset people ≠ ↑inoffensive ▪ I found her remarks deeply offensive . offensive to ▪ crude jokes that are offensive to women ▪ offensive behaviour 2.) formal very unpleasant ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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,… …   English dictionary for students

  • offensive — 1. adjective /əˈfɛnsɪv,ˈɔˌfɛnsɪv/ a) Causing offense; arousing a visceral reaction of disgust, anger, or hatred Some feminists find pornography offensive. b) Relating to an offense or attack, as opposed to defensiv …   Wiktionary

  • Weapon — Weap on (w[e^]p [u^]n; 277), n. [OE. wepen, AS. w[=ae]pen; akin to OS. w[=a]pan, OFries. w[=e]pin, w[=e]pen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, w[=a]fan, Icel. v[=a]pn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. w[=e]pna, pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weapon salve — Weapon Weap on (w[e^]p [u^]n; 277), n. [OE. wepen, AS. w[=ae]pen; akin to OS. w[=a]pan, OFries. w[=e]pin, w[=e]pen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, w[=a]fan, Icel. v[=a]pn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. w[=e]pna, pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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