- Metal goods and utensils such as locks, tools, and cutlery. (noun)
- Computer Science A computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions. (noun)
- Machines and other physical equipment directly involved in performing an industrial, technological, or military function. (noun)
- Informal Weapons, especially military weapons. (noun)
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