hard·ware /ˈhɑrdˌwær, ˌwɛr/
1. Ware made of metal, as cutlery, kitchen utensils, and the like; ironmongery.
n 1: major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
2: instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal [syn:
3: (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and
electrical components making up a computer system [syn: computer
hardware] [ant: software]