1. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;
2. a means of persuading or arguing;
The first exhibit was a knife which the prosecution claimed was the murder weapon.
A hammer can be a lethal weapon.
The new weapon was too inhumane to be used.
The team's secret weapon was their new young defender.
The guard fan ned him for weapon.
This weapon can kill at a range of 200 yards.
At a pinch it can be used as a weapon.
This kind of weapon is obsolete.
This bird employs its beak as a weapon.
This is the weapon that he used to defend himself withal.
Police frogmen searched the lake for the murder weapon.
Exactly what can be called an offensive weapon is still a grey area.
a long search for the murder weapon
They've stooped to using any and every weapon at their disposal.
I attack politicians with the one weapon they don't have, a sense of humor.
Officers combed the woods for the murder weapon.
The police nicked me for carrying an offensive weapon.
The report outlined possible uses for the new weapon.
They grappled desperately for control of the weapon.
They took him to the station and booked him for assault with a deadly weapon.
Lewis was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
Their most potent weapon was the Exocet missile.
The V2 was not an ordinary weapon: it could only be used against cities. Likewise the atom bomb.
The strongest weapon in the government's armoury is the price cuts announced on Saturday.
Enriched uranium is a key component of a nuclear weapon.
They suspected that he might be carrying a weapon and ordered a strip search.
Discipline was the new coach's secret weapon.
She was charged with a misdemeanour, that of carrying a concealed weapon.