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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
sidearmside‧arm /ˈsaɪd-ɑːm $ -ɑːrm/ noun [countable]  PMWWEAPONa weapon carried or worn at someone’s side, for example a gun or sword
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sidearmShe unbuttoned his holster, and took out his sidearm.Not many people had grenades, and many relied on sidearms.She had forgotten the sidearm, which she had kept sand-free but not discharged in months.He had expected the men and women in uniforms, the sidearms and AK47s.
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