dangerous weapon

noun
dangerous weap·​on

Legal Definition of dangerous weapon

: an object that when used as an instrument of offense is capable of causing serious bodily injury — compare deadly weapon

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“Dangerous weapon.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/dangerous%20weapon. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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