weapon system

Definitions of weapon system
  1. noun
    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    synonyms: arm, weapon
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    the legendary sword of King Arthur
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    a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
    bow and arrow
    a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
    brass knuckles, brass knucks, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks
    a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
    fire ship
    a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships
    a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
    a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
    a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
    light arm
    a rifle or pistol
    a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
    medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet
    missile, projectile
    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
    a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
    lance, shaft, spear
    a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    stun baton, stun gun
    a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock
    blade, brand, steel, sword
    a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    hatchet, tomahawk
    weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
    W.M.D., WMD, weapon of mass destruction
    a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
    Greek fire
    a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted
    air gun, air rifle, airgun
    a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
    air-to-air missile
    a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
    air-to-ground missile, air-to-surface missile
    a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
    ack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, flak, pom-pom
    artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
    assagai, assegai
    the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa
    a sword with only one cutting edge
    ballistic missile
    a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
    a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
    bioarm, biological weapon, bioweapon
    any weapon usable in biological warfare
    boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick
    a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
    a gun that is loaded at the breech
    a sword with a broad blade and (usually) two cutting edges; used to cut rather than stab
    bullet, slug
    a projectile that is fired from a gun
    heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
    heavy gun fired from a tank
    cannon ball, cannonball, round shot
    a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
    cavalry sword, saber, sabre
    a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    chemical weapon
    chemical substances that can be delivered using munitions and dispersal devices to cause death or severe harm to people and animals and plants
    a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)
    Cupid's bow
    a curved bow with reversed curve ends
    cutlas, cutlass
    a short heavy curved sword with one edge; formerly used by sailors
    dagger, sticker
    a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
    a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
    a short broad slightly convex medieval sword with a sharp point
    fencing sword
    a sword used in the sport of fencing
    firearm, piece, small-arm
    a portable gun
    gas gun
    a gun that fires gas shells
    guided missile
    a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
    a pike fitted with an ax head
    a bow drawn by hand as distinguished from a crossbow
    heat-seeking missile
    a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
    a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events
    a curved steel knife with a razor-sharp edge used in combat by the Gurkhas; has cultural and religious significance in Nepal
    a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England
    machete, matchet, panga
    a large heavy knife used in Central and South America as a weapon or for cutting vegetation
    minute gun
    (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)
    atomic weapon, nuclear weapon
    a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
    partisan, partizan
    a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    Quaker gun
    a dummy gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood
    rapier, tuck
    a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
    a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
    set gun, spring gun
    a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off
    a knife used as a weapon
    pellet, shot
    a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    air-to-air missile with infrared homing device
    a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
    trench knife
    a knife with a double-edged blade for hand-to-hand fighting
    a spear with three prongs
    a kind of pike used by foot soldiers in the 14th century
    whaling gun
    a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
    a long Turkish knife with a curved blade having a single edge
    high explosive
    a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
    type of:
    a device that requires skill for proper use
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