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  • n. firearms designed to be carried and fired by a single person; often held in the hand

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. muskets, rifles, pistols, etc., in distinction from cannon.
  • n.pl. portable firearms known as muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, etc.

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