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Weapons used in the past

battleaxe

noun

a very large axe used in the past as a weapon

catapult

noun

a large weapon used in the past for firing heavy stones

crossbow

noun

a weapon used for firing pointed sticks called bolts or arrows, especially in the past. It is similar to a bow and arrow but is held flat.

cutlass

noun

a short sword with a curved blade used in the past by pirates

dirk

noun

a knife used as a weapon by Scottish soldiers in the past

halberd

noun

a weapon used in the past that was a spear with the head of an axe added to it

lance

noun

a very long thin pointed weapon used in the past by soldiers on horses

longbow

noun

a weapon for shooting arrows made from a long curved piece of wood and a string, used for fighting and hunting in the past

mace

noun

a weapon used in the Middle Ages consisting of a stick with a round top part covered with sharp points

pike

noun

a weapon used in the past, consisting of a long pole with a blade at one end

saber

the American spelling of sabre

sabre

noun

a heavy sword with a slightly curved blade, used in the past

sling

noun

a piece of rope or leather used in the past as a weapon for throwing stones

thunderbolt

noun

a weapon of thunder and lightning believed to be used by a god to punish people

tomahawk

noun

a small axe used as a weapon in the past by Native Americans

trident

noun

a weapon made of three sharp points on a long pole, used in the past

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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