deadly weapon


deadly weapon
An instrument which is likely to or which will cause or produce death or great bodily harm when used in the manner contemplated by its design and construction. Barboursville ex rel. Bates v Taylor, 115 W Va 4, 174 SE 485, 92 ALR 1093; 26 Am J1st Homi § 7; 56 Am J1st Weap § 2. Whether an unloaded firearm is to be considered a deadly weapon depends ordinarily upon whether the manner in which the instrument is used or attempted to be used, whether as a firearm or a bludgeon. 56 Am J1st Weap § 4.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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