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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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Cf. Du. wapen, Ger. Wappe, also Wappen, a coat of arms, heraldic shield), any instrument of offence or defence, more usually a term confined to offensive or attacking instruments. The general sketch of the history and development of weapons of offence and defence is given under Arms And Armour; particular weapons are treated under such heads as Halberd, Lance, Spear, Sword, Gun, Pistol, Rifle, Ordnance And Machine-Guns.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Weapon'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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