small arm

Usually, small arms. a firearm designed to be held in one or both hands while being fired: in the U.S. the term is applied to weapons of a caliber of up to one inch (2.5 cm).


small-armed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Wilhelm placed himself in a small arm-chair, which stood against the tapestry
  where he had entered.
Extend proficiency with this flexible small arm far beyond fundamental levels.
Lux stated that the range is only proposed to handle small arm type weapons
  that individuals would carry.
And first thing in the morning mortar rounds started screaming in on us and all
  kinds of small arm fire and everything.
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