Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a lung-irritating gas.
|an arrowheaded missile of steel dropped by an aircraft.
|arbalest arbalist arbelest arblast
|a cross-bow with a mechanism for drawing the string.
|a straight, pointed missile, made to be shot from a bow; (verb) to indicate the position of by arrow.
|the head or pointed part of an arrow.
|a Roman military engine in the form of a crossbow for projecting heavy missiles. Pl. BALISTAE or BALISTAS, BALLISTAE or BALLISTAS.
|as in bangalore torpedo, an explosive device in a long metal tube, used for blowing holes in barbed wire.
|a biological weapon.
|a dart shot from a blowpipe.
|blowgun blowpipe blowtube
|a long straight tube from which an arrow, pellet, etc is blown by the breath.
|a S. American throwing weapon, consisting of two or more balls tied together. The plural of BOLA is BOLAS, but BOLAS is also used as a singular with pl. BOLASES.
|a curved missile used by the Australian Aborigines, sometimes so balanced that it returns towards the thrower; (verb) to return like a boomerang.
|the distance to which an arrow can be shot from a bow.
|calthrop caltrap caltrop
|a device with four metal points so arranged so that one points upward as a hazard.
|a small forked stick having an elastic string fixed to the two prongs, used for firing small stones; historically, a large machine for throwing boulders; (verb) to fire by or as by catapult.
|one who uses a CATAPULT.
|a basket filled with earth used as a missile.
|a grappling hook, a hooked ram for destroying walls. [L. corvus, raven]. Pl. CORVUSES.
|a weapon for shooting bolts, formed of a bow placed crosswise on a stock.
|a ship carrying combustible materials sent among the enemy's ships.
|a steel dart dropped from an aeroplane or fired from a gun.
|to provide (an arrow) with feathers for flight.
|garote garotte garrote
|, garrotte a device for strangulation; (verb) to strangle with such a device.
|one who studies weapons.
|the study of weapons.
|a bow drawn by hand as distinct from the crossbow.
|a medieval war engine for throwing stones.
|weapons, uniforms and other things associated with wars past and present.
|a machine for bending a crossbow.
|a nerve agent.
|nunchaku nunchucks nunchuk nunchuck
|a martial arts weapon consisting of two sticks joined by a length of chain, used as a flail or garotte. No NUNCHUCK*.
|a contrivance for hurling stones.
|a type of science fiction weapon.
|a gas which makes a person's performance deteriorate very seriously without his being aware of it.
|a bolt with barbs to prevent withdrawal.
|fighting with a net, using a net, esp. in the manner of a RETIARIUS. N.B. this is an adjective.
|a spike on prow of warship for ramming. Pl. ROSTRUMS or ROSTRA.
|a blowpipe for shooting animals etc.
|a kind of nerve gas.
|a hand-held throwing weapon, either long and thin or flat and star-shaped, used by ninja warriors.
|a strap or pocket with a string attached to each end, for hurling a stone.
|one who uses a SLING.
|a stone from a SLING.
|a kind of nerve gas.
|a throwing stick.
|a stone or stones used as shot.
|a Malay blow-pipe made from a hollow cane.
|to immobilise with a taser.
|a gunlike device which fires electrified darts; (verb) to immobilize with a taser.
|to attack with teargas.
|an ancient catapult-like war machine. Pl. TORMENTA.
|a medieval siege engine for launching stones.
|any robot or unmanned vehicle or device designed for and used in warfare.
|a mediaeval siege engine.
|to design weapons, especially nuclear weapons.
|the act of fitting out with weapons.
|to adapt e.g. a bacillus for use as a weapon.
|a windlass; an instrument for bending a crossbow.