Definition of small arms in English:

small arms

Line breaks: small arms


Portable firearms, especially rifles, pistols, and light machine guns.
More example sentences
  • The enemy met descending paratroopers with heavy small arms and machinegun fire.
  • One army patrol opened fire with small arms and machine guns, forcing the rebels to flee toward the second.
  • He then dashed through a hail of small arms and exploding hand grenades to abort a breach of the main gate.

Definition of small arms in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell