verb (used with object)
- weapon system,
- weapons carrier
Origin of weapon
Examples from the Web for weapon
But even when the jet will be able to shoot its gun, the F-35 barely carries enough ammunition to make the weapon useful.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and faced 15 years prison time.Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested at New York’s Notorious Quad Studios|M.L. Nestel|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The $50,000 reward means a weapon was brandished to either the customers or the employees.
Less than eight percent of sentenced federal women prisoners are there for violent crimes or weapon offenses.
When Robert Haile pulled his own weapon, Brooks continued his stick-up.Chicago’s Cops Don’t Even Get Investigated for Shooting People in the Back|Justin Glawe|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had raised his weapon as the door flew open, but now his arm fell.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad
I could not carry my threat into execution, having no weapon.Tales of the Wonder Club|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
Henricksen tore his glasses from his eyes, and emerging from the tent, groped on the desk for the weapon he had left there.Under the Chinese Dragon|F. S. Brereton
Loosing his hold upon Esther, he swiftly shifted his weapon to his other hand and brought down a blow on the boy's back.A Dear Little Girl's Thanksgiving Holidays|Amy E. Blanchard
As the fore-finger goes through the centre ring, and the thumb is at the top, the weapon is almost entirely concealed by the hand.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King
Word Origin for weapon
Old English wæpen "instrument of fighting and defense," from Proto-Germanic *wæpnan (cf. Old Saxon wapan, Old Norse vapn, Danish vaaben, Old Frisian wepin, Middle Dutch wapen, Old High German waffen, German wafen (neuter), waffe (fem.)), from *webno-m, of unknown origin with no cognates outside Germanic.