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artillery

artillery  

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N. pl. -ies1 large-caliber guns used in warfare on land: tanks and heavy artillery | artillery shells.2 a military detachment or branch of the armed forces that uses such guns: two regiments of field ...
automatic weapon

automatic weapon  

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Any of a variety of weapons using gas pressure, recoil, etc., after the first shot is fired to eject the fired case, load the next cartridge from the magazine, fire and eject that cartridge, and ...
breech

breech  

The rear portion of the barrel of a firearm that opens to allow ammunition to be loaded.
cartridge

cartridge  

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N. a casing containing a charge and a bullet or shot for small arms or an explosive charge for blasting.
firearm

firearm  

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A collective name for handguns, rifles, shotguns, and similar potentially lethal weapons that in most civilized jurisdictions are required to be registered with law enforcement authorities and with ...
Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci  

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 (1452–1519) Italian painter and sculptor.No building can with any degree of certainty be attributed to Leonardo, but his interest in centrally planned domed buildings may well have influenced his ...
magazine

magazine  

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N.1 a chamber for holding a supply of cartridges to be fed automatically to the breech of a gun.2 a store for arms, ammunition, explosives, and provisions for use in military operations.[...]
munitions of war

munitions of war  

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Vessels, aircraft, fighting vehicles, arms, ammunition, explosive devices, or any other articles, materials, or devices intended or adapted for use in war.
ordnance

ordnance  

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Mounted guns, cannon; from the late 15th century, the branch of government service dealing especially with military stores and materials, under the control of the Master of the Ordnance. (The word ...
powder

powder  

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Any of several mixtures used as a propellant in firearm ammunition. Generally, powder used in modern small arms ammunition consists of either nitrocellulose alone or a combination of nitrocellulose ...
prohibited weapon

prohibited weapon  

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A weapon suitable only for use by the armed forces and having no normal function in civilian life. Prohibited weapons include automatic firearms, weapons designed or adapted to discharge a poisonous ...
projectile

projectile  

A bullet or any other object projected by force and continuing in motion by its own inertia. A bullet is not a projectile until it is in motion. See also ammunition.
propellant

propellant  

Something that propels, such as a gas (such as butane, propane, and nitrogen oxides) that has a high vapour pressure and is used to force material out of aerosol spray cans.
revolver

revolver  

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A handgun with a fixed barrel and revolving coaxial cylinder composed of chambers holding ammunition to be presented successively before the barrel. A single action revolver must be cocked manually; ...
submachine gun

submachine gun  

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An automatic firearm that fires pistol ammunition. It is lighter, shorter, and, hence, more concealable than an automatic rifle.

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