small arms

noun

Definition of small arms

  1. :  weapons (such as handguns and rifles) that are fired while being held in one hand or both hands

Word by Word Definitions

smallplay
  1. :  having comparatively little size or slight dimensions

    :  lowercase

    :  minor in influence, power, or rank

  1. :  in or into small pieces

    :  without force or loudness

    :  in a small manner

  1. :  a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder

    :  small-sized products

    :  smallclothes

armplay arms
  1. :  a human upper limb

    :  the part between the shoulder and the wrist

    :  something like or corresponding to an arm: such as

  1. :  to furnish or equip with weapons

    :  to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

    :  to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. :  a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense

    :  firearm

    :  a combat branch (as of an army)


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