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"weapon" in British English

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weaponnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwep.ən/
B2 any ​object used in ​fighting or ​war, such as a ​gun, ​bomb, ​knife, etc.: a ​lethal weapon chemical/​nuclear/​biological weapons The ​youths were ​dragged from ​theircar and ​searched for weapons.

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

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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)
Translations of “weapon”
in Korean 무기…
in Arabic سِلاح…
in Malaysian senjata…
in French arme…
in Russian оружие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 武器,兵器, 兇器…
in Italian arma…
in Turkish silâh…
in Polish broń…
in Spanish arma…
in Vietnamese vũ khí…
in Portuguese arma…
in Thai อาวุธ…
in German die Waffe…
in Catalan arma…
in Japanese 武器, 兵器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 武器,兵器, 凶器…
in Indonesian senjata…
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