weapon


weapon
index bomb, cudgel, gun

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


weapon
n.
An object designed or used to hurt or kill, either offensively or defensively.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


weapon
n. An implement used or designed to be used to kill or injure a person.
See also gun-control law.
@ concealed weapon
A weapon that is carried by someone but is not visible to the ordinary observer's eye.
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@ dangerous weapon
An implement or device that is capable of causing serious bodily harm or death; not to be confused with a deadly weapon. A dangerous weapon may be deadly; a deadly weapon must be dangerous.
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@ deadly weapon
Any firearm or other device (crossbow, longbow, bomb, grenade, and so on), substance (poison), or material (dagger, cutlass), that, when used in the manner it was intended to be used, will be likely to cause death.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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