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
British police are attempting to recruit more firearms officers but the overwhelming majority will remain unarmed.
Prosecutors have received the investigative files in the police shooting of an unarmed United Arab Emirates citizen who fled after an Ohio car crash.
There is often a large public outcry when law-enforcement officers don’t face charges or are acquitted after killing unarmed citizens.
In Brooklyn, a police officer, Peter Liang, was charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man, Akai Gurley, in the stairwell of a public housing complex in Brooklyn.
After Panamanian troops shot and killed an unarmed American soldier in December of 1989, President George H. W. Bush sent 27,000 troops into the country, Archibold writes.
Residents in al Adhlan described to The Intercept how commandos also shot dead unarmed Nasser Ali Mahdi al Adhal, who was at least 70 years-old.
The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is set to hear arguments on evidence issues.
Brooks’s defense of Southern honor was to ambush an unarmed man reaching under his desk.
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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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