Definition of unarmed
1 : not armed or armored unarmed civilians; also : not using or involving a weapon unarmed robbery
2 : having no hard and sharp projections (such as spines, spurs, or claws)
Recent Examples of unarmed from the Web
In 2015, two-thirds of unarmed people of any race killed by police had been in the process of committing violent crime or property destruction.
The images show a man in Iraqi army fatigues gunning down an unarmed man kneeling in front of a car.
But between 1950 and the 1992 riots, the commission rarely had the stomach to challenge the department, despite appalling numbers of unarmed civilians being killed by officers too quick to pull the trigger or to apply choke holds using their batons.
The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy after a pursuit last week in Vista sat down Thursday with a sheriff’s captain, demanding a thorough investigation into the shooting.
In the bathroom, Morva knocked the deputy unconscious, took his gun and then shot McFarland, the unarmed security guard.
Exactly one week before, Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson had killed Michael Brown, an unarmed, black teenager.
Backed by a witness, a Knox County woman says that a deputy sheriff and constable beat her unarmed son without provocation before the deputy then intentionally murdered him.
Last week, a $1.5 million settlement was reached in the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
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First Known Use of unarmed
UNARMED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unarmed for English Language Learners
: not having a weapon : not armed
: not using or involving a weapon
UNARMED Defined for Kids
Definition of unarmed for Students
: having no weapons or armor
Medical Definition of unarmed
: having no arms or armlike projections an unarmed tapeworm
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