small arms


small arms
small weapons (guns, machine guns, portable weapons, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Small arms — is a term used by the armed forces to refer to infantry weapons, such as the firearms that an individual soldier can carry. It is usually limited to revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, carbines, assault rifles, rifles, sniper rifles,… …   Wikipedia

  • small arms — small arms, firearms that can be easily carried and used by a single person, such as rifles, revolvers, or submachine guns. * * * plural n. portable firearms, esp. rifles, pistols, and light machine guns * * * noun [plural] : weapons (such as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Small arms — Arms Arms, n. pl. [OE. armes, F. arme, pl. armes, fr. L. arma, pl., arms, orig. fittings, akin to armus shoulder, and E. arm. See {Arm}, n.] 1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense. [1913 Webster] He lays down his arms, but not his wiles …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Small arms — Small Small (sm[add]l), a. [Compar. {Smaller}; superl. {Smallest}.] [OE. small, AS. sm[ae]l; akin to D. smal narrow, OS. & OHG. smal small, G. schmal narrow, Dan. & Sw. smal, Goth. smals small, Icel. smali smal cattle, sheep, or goats; cf. Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Small arms — est un jeu vidéo d action sur la Xbox 360. Il est uniquement disponible sur le Xbox Live Arcade. Portail du jeu vidéo Ce document provient de « Small Arms ». Catégories  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • small arms — n. firearms of small caliber, held in the hand or hands when fired, as pistols, rifles, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • small arms — n. firearms of small caliber, held in the hand or hands when fired, as pistols, rifles, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Small Arms — est un jeu vidéo d action sur la Xbox 360. Il est uniquement disponible sur le Xbox Live Arcade. Portail du jeu vidéo Catégories : Jeu d actionJeu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • small arms — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ portable firearms …   English terms dictionary

  • small arms — N PLURAL Small arms are guns that are light and easy to carry. The two sides exchanged small arms fire for about three hours. Syn: handgun …   English dictionary

  • small arms — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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