Meaning of “weapon” in the English Dictionary

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"weapon" in British English

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weaponnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwep.ən/ us /ˈwep.ən/

B2 any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc.:

a lethal weapon
The youths were dragged from their car and searched for weapons.

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(Definition of “weapon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"weapon" in American English

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weaponnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwep·ən/

an object used in fighting or war, such as a gun or a bomb, or something used against someone:

The walls were decorated with swords, axes, and other medieval weapons.
Even laughter can be used as a weapon.

(Definition of “weapon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)