weapon (noun) LISTEN
A weapon is an instrument used for attack or defense.
- Pistols were their weapons of choice.
- The hunter's weapon was a bow and arrow.
- The threat of using nuclear weapons was a factor in the peace negotiations.
A weapon can also be anything that a person uses against an opponent.
- Chloe's best weapon is her sharp wit in debating opponents.
cold weapon: a weapon that does not use fire or explosives. Example: “The survivalist only used cold weapons to hunt his prey.”
weaponize: to use something as a weapon. Example: “The politician weaponized the economic downturn to attack his opponent.”
In pop culture
Watch this very funny music video of Fatboy Slim’s song “Weapon of Choice” with Christopher Walken.