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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weap·on n.
 1. An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc.
    The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.   --2 Cor. x. 4.
 They, astonished, all resistance lost,
 All courage; down their idle weapons dropped.   --Milton.
 2. Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon.  “Woman's weapons, water drops.”
 3. Bot. A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
 Concealed weapons. See under Concealed.
 Weapon salve, a salve which was supposed to cure a wound by being applied to the weapon that made it.  [Obs.] --Boyle.