primary weapon

primary weapon

[′prī‚mer·ē ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
The principal arm of a combat unit; the rifle is the primary or basic weapon for an infantry rifle company, as compared with grenades or chemical projectiles, which are secondary or auxiliary weapons in such an organization.
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Although your primary weapon is out of action you still must win the fight and your back-up gun must get it done.
Tea's primary weapon is her ability to raise the dead and have them do her bidding, a horrifying ability that is impressively conveyed.
After a good start from the hosts Scarlets began to show their fearsome attacking prowess, with Tadhg Beirne a primary weapon.
INA -- Centralia handled the primary weapon that has been so successful for the Marion Junior High School boys basketball team in their semifinal meeting Tuesday night at the SIJHSAA Class L state tournament.
Meanwhile, Anukul Roy has been India's primary weapon in the bowling department with 11 wickets with a five-for to his name.
He further informed infantry soldier on border who engage with the enemy first will get modern assault rifles, and added, "Assault Rifle which is primary weapon of Infantry soldier has got delayed due to the changed General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR).
The primary weapon to face these challenges is by fortifying our internal front with actions, not only words, by getting behind the political leadership in the form of His Highness the Amir," he said.
The empty waxed cardboard container was now a grenade and our primary weapon.
However, firearms remain the primary weapon used by perpetrators in Western Europe.
The motivation for this acquisition is to purchase a pistol, to be used as secondary weapon for Army, Maritime, Air Force and Special Operation Forces and as primary weapon for Military Police and other special units.
Using humor as their primary weapon to disseminate information to the masses, the LPJL raises awareness through videos (more than 100 so far), social media, and now a nationwide tour appropriately titled "The Vagical Mystery Tour.
With this affiliation, the player's character will use the katana as primary weapon along with a saya.