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English definition of “small arms”

small arms

noun [plural]    
small light guns that are held and fired in one or both hands Handguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
(Definition of small arms noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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