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arm [ a:m] n.臂;臂状物;武器

arm in arm 手挽手地

under arms 在备战状态中

up in arms 起来进行武装斗争

arm [a:m] n. 臂, 支架

arm v. 以……装备,武装起来 n. (美)武器,武力

限制战略武器会谈 strategic arms limitation talks( SALT)

削减战略核武器会谈 strategic arms reduction talks (START)

Back and arm impact test machine 椅背扶手冲击试验机

Chair back and arm impact test machine 椅背扶手冲击试验机

with open arms 热烈欢迎

executive arm
执行部门;执行机构;行政机构

executive arm 执行部门

Pivotal arm 枢轴

军种战役学(含第二炮兵战役学) Armed Service Operation (including Operation of Strategic Missile Force)

合同战术学 Combined-Arms Tactics

防止外层空间军备竞赛特设委员会 Ad Hoc Committee on the Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space

曲柄臂
crank arm

摇臂
rocker arm

高升程摇臂
high lift rocker arm

摇臂轴
rocker arm shaft

摇臂支架
rocker arm bracket

浮子臂
float arm

双横臂式
double with-bone arm type

双纵臂式
double trailing arm type

单横臂式
single transverse arm type

单横臂式
singe trailing arm type

双纵臂式
double-trailing arm type

单斜臂式
single oblique arm type

悬架臂
suspension arm

上悬架臂
upper suspension arm

控制臂
control arm

上控制臂
upper control arm

下控制臂
lower control arm

纵臂
trailing arm

横臂
transverse arm

斜臂
oblique arm

汽门摇臂 Valve Arm

摇臂轴 Rocker Arm Shaft

曳力杆 Trailing Arm

下臂 Lower Arm

摇臂 Rocker Arm

上臂 Upper Arm

His arms are powerful.
他的双臂强壮有力。

I instinctively raised my arm to protect my face.
我本能地举起手臂保护自己的脸。

I've seen enough criminal trials to know victims of armed attacks are seldom able to identify their offenders because their attention focuses on the guns, rather than on their users.
我看过许多刑事审判,因而知道在那些武装袭击的受害者中,很少有人能够辨认出袭击他们的人,因为他们的注意力全集中在枪上,而没有放在持枪人上。

She flung her arms around my neck.
她猛地搂住了我的脖子。

She made a signal with her arm for a left turn.
她用手臂示意向左拐弯。

The athlete extended her arms out sideways.
体操运动员平伸双臂。

The major decided to retreat because his men did not have enough arms to fight on.
上校决定撤退,因他没有足够的武器打下去。

After the game, all of the muscles in his arms and legs were aching.
比赛之后,他感到手臂和腿部肌肉都在胀痛。

The bullet hit her in the arm.
子弹射中了她的手臂。

The policeman overwhelmed the robber by holding his arm.
警察抓住抢劫者的胳膊制服了他。

He sat with his arms across the chest. 他双臂交叉于胸前的坐在那里。

He came out of the library, a large book under his arm.他夹着本厚书,走出了图书馆。

But as cameras become more sophisticated, more automated, some photographers are tempted to disarm themselves or to suggest that they are not really armed, preferring to submit themselves to the limits imposed by premodern camera technology because a cruder, less high-powered machine is thought to give more interesting or emotive results, to have more room for creative accident.
但由于照相机变得越来越精细,越来越自动化了,一些摄影师禁不住开始解除他们的装备或者说他们根本没什么装备,而倾向于运用那些非现代的照相技术,因为一架未成熟,力不大的机器被认为更加有趣或者说更能有情绪结果,给人更多的创作空间。

His left arm was hurt in an accident.
他的左胳膊在一次事故中受伤了。

Justice has long arms.
天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

They were not allowed to use arms.
不许他们使用武器。

The new battleship shall be armed with 16-inch guns.
新战舰将以16英寸口径的大炮武装起来。

His left arm was broken.
他的左臂断了。

He raised his arm to protect his child from hurt.
他伸出手去,保护他的孩子免受伤害。

She smoothed suntan lotion over her arms.
她轻轻地把防晒油涂在胳膊上。

She tore the child from its father's arms.
她把孩子从父亲怀里抢了过去。

She held her baby tight in her arms.
她紧紧地搂着她的孩子。

Justice has long arms.
天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

Justice has long arms.
天网恢恢,疏而不漏。

Responsibility must be shouldered; you cannot carry it under your arms.
责任必须负在肩上,不能挟在腋下。

A farewell to Arms.
Ernest Hemingway, American writer
告别了,武器。
美国作家海明威.E.

I am a Queen, but I have not the power to move my arms.
Louise, Queen of Prussian
我是女王,但是我没有权力挪动我的胳膊。
普鲁士女王路易丝

keep sb at arm's length 疏远;保持距离

with open arms 热烈欢迎

"All us students are up in arms at the news the school is raising our tuition ten percent."
“当我们学生听到学校要提高百分之十的学费时,我们都火冒三丈。”

"No way am I going to vote for a bill to raise income tax again. The voters back home are already up in arms about how much the government takes out of their pay already and I have to run for re-election this fall."
“我绝不会投票支持再次增加所得税的提案。我们州的选民对政府现在从他们工资里扣除的税的数量已经非常恼火了。而我今年还要竞选连任。”

"I keep trying to get friendly with that lovely blonde who sits next to me in biology class. But she keeps me at arm's length."
“我一直设法和那个生物课坐在我旁边的金发姑娘接近。可是,她老是和我保持一定距离。”

"Let me warn you about this Smith fellow. He seems like a nice, friendly guy. But it's wise to keep him at arm's length. You get too friendly with him, and the first thing he'll do is ask to borrow money from you."
这个人说:“我要警告你关于那个叫Smith的家伙。他看起来似乎很友好。但是,你最好还是和他保持一定距离。一旦你和他过于接近,他马上就会问你借钱。”

- keep someone at arm's length 与某人保持距离
My boss is my uncle. In order to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding, I'd better keep him at arm's length in company.

膀 shoulder; arm

膀子 wing; arm

臂膀 arm

军备 arms; weaponry; armament

装备 rigging; accoutre; arm; arming; equip; equipage; equipment; kit; mounting; outfit; rig; accouter

arm

臂膀 arm

胳臂 arm

手臂 arm

arms

兵戈 arms; weapons

兵戎 arms; weapons

膀 [bǎng] /upper arm/wing/

膀臂 [bǎng bì] /upper arm/arm/reliable helper/right-hand man/

膀子 [bǎng zǐ] /upper arm/arm/wing/

抱 [bào] /to hold/to carry (in one's arms)/to hug or embrace/surround/cherish/

比试 [bǐ shì] /have a competition/measure with one's hand or arm/make a gesture of measuring/

臂 [bì] /arm/

臂膀 [bì bǎng] /arm/

镖客 [biāo kè] /armed escort (of travelers or merchants' caravans)/

别动队 [bié dòng duì] /special detachment/commando/an armed secret agent squad/

兵 [bīng] /soldiers/a force/an army/weapons/arms/military/warlike/

兵戈 [bīng gē] /weapons/arms/fighting/war/

兵力 [bīng lì] /military strength/armed forces/troops/

兵器 [bīng qì] /weaponry/weapons/arms/

兵戎 [bīng róng] /arms/weapons/

兵种 [bīng zhǒng] /(military) branch of the armed forces/

膊 [bó] /shoulder/upper arm/

部队 [bù duì] /army/armed forces/troops/force/unit/

不即不离 [bù jí bù lí] /be neither too familiar nor too distant/keep sb at arm's length/

裁减军备 [cái jiǎn jūn bèi] /arms reduction/

搀 [chān] /assist by the arm/mix/support/sustain/

胳臂 [gē bei ] /arm/

胳膊 [gē bo ] /(n) arm/

核军备 [hé jūn bèi] /nuclear arms/

激进武装 [jī jìn wǔ zhuāng] /armed extremists/

激进武装分子 [jī jìn wǔ zhuāng fèn zǐ] /armed extremists/

军 [jūn] /army/military/arms/

军备 [jūn bèi] /(military) arms/armaments/

军火 [jūn huǒ] /arms/weapons (industry)/

挎 [kuà] /(v) carry on one's arm/(v) carry over one's shoulder or slung on one's side/

琳.戴维斯 [lín dài wéi sī] /Lynn Davis (US State Department arms control expert)/

抡 [lūn] /whirl (one's arm)/

美军 [měi jūn] /US army/US armed forces/

叛乱 [pàn luàn] /armed rebellion/

叛乱罪 [pàn luàn zuì] /the crime of armed rebellion/

实肘 [shí zhǒu] /full arm (method of painting)/

手臂 [shǒu bei ] /arm/

庹 [tuǒ] /length of 2 outstretched arms/

武库 [wǔ kù] /arsenal/store of arms/

武器 [wǔ qì] /weapon/arms/

武装 [wǔ zhuāng] /arms/equipment/to arm/military/armed (forces)/

武装部队 [wǔ zhuāng bù duì] /armed forces/

武装分子 [wǔ zhuāng fèn zǐ] /armed elements/gunmen/

挟 [xié] /clasp under the arm/coerce/

元帅 [yuán shuài] /a marshal (in the armed forces)/

战友 [zhàn yǒu] /comrade-in-arms/battle companion/

Our factories hum to the rhythm of robot assembly arms. Our banking is done at automated teller terminals that thank us with mechanical politeness for the transaction. Our subway trains are controlled by tireless robo-drivers.
我们的工厂里轰鸣着机器人生产线的节奏;我们的金融服务完成于自动柜员机旁,完成业务后,它们还会机械地、有礼貌地感谢我们;我们的地铁车辆由不知疲倦的机器人驾驶。

{adj: akimbo} (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
"a tailor sitting with legs akimbo"
"stood with arms akimbo"

{adj: antecubital} of or relating to the region of the arm in front of the elbow
"blood was drawn from the antecubital region"

{adj: armed} (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
"armed robbery"
<-> unarmed

{adj: armed} (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
<-> unarmed

{adj: armed} having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination
"the many-armed goddess Shiva"
<-> armless

{adj: armless} having no arms
"the armless Venus de Milo"
<-> armed

{adj: armlike} resembling an arm

{adj: armored, panoplied} equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior

{adj: armorial} of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms
"armorial bearing"

{adj: atrophied, wasted, diminished} (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
"partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
<-> hypertrophied

{adj: beamish, smiling, twinkly} smiling with happiness or optimism
"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll
"a room of smiling faces"
"a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

{adj: beneficial, good} promoting or enhancing well-being
"an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"
"the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"
"the experience was good for her"

{adj: big-chested, chesty} marked by a large or well-developed chest
"he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed"

{adj: big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, square-shouldered} having broad shoulders
"big-shouldered and heavy-armed"

{adj: botonee, botonnee} (of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm

{adj: brachial} of or relating to an arm
"brachial artery"

{adj: brachiate} having arms or armlike appendages

{adj: brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy} (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
"a hefty athlete"
"a muscular boxer"
"powerful arms"

{adj: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground} conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
"clandestine intelligence operations"
"cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"
"hole-and-corner intrigue"
"secret missions"
"a secret agent"
"secret sales of arms"
"surreptitious mobilization of troops"
"an undercover investigation"
"underground resistance"

{adj: clanking} having a hard nonresonant metallic sound
"clanking chains"
"the clanking arms of the soldiers near him"

{adj: contingent, contingent on, dependent on, dependant on, depending on} determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
"arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"

{adj: crossed} placed crosswise
"spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers"
"crossed forks"
"seated with arms across"
<-> uncrossed

{adj: cut, gashed, slashed} wounded by cutting deeply
"got a gashed arm in a knife fight"
"had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"

{adj: degage, detached, uninvolved} showing lack of emotional involvement
"adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman
"she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"
"an uninvolved bystander"

{adj: detached, free} not fixed in position
"the detached shutter fell on him"
"he pulled his arm free and ran"

{adj: directing, directional, directive, guiding} showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
"felt his mother's directing arm around him"
"the directional role of science on industrial progress"

{adj: encircling, skirting} being all around the edges; enclosing
"his encircling arms"
"the room's skirting board needs painting"

{adj: forcible, physical, strong-arm} impelled by physical force especially against resistance
"forcible entry"
"a real cop would get physical"
"strong-arm tactics"

{adj: furled, rolled} rolled up and secured
"furled sails bound securely to the spar"
"a furled flag"
"his rolled umbrella hanging on his arm"

{adj: gesticulating} making gestures while speaking
"her gesticulating hands and arms made words almost unnecessary"

{adj: grazed} scraped or touched lightly in passing
"his grazed and bleeding arm proved he had been in the line of fire"

{adj: heavy-armed} having massive arms
"he was big-chested, big-shouldered and heavy-armed"

{adj: homologous} having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions
"the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"
<-> analogous, heterologous

{adj: hurt, wounded} suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle
"nursing his wounded arm"
"ambulances...for the hurt men and women"

{adj: ingratiating} capable of winning favor
"with open arms and an ingratiating smile"

{adj: intrusive} thrusting inward
"an intrusive arm of the sea"
<-> protrusive

{adj: leaden, weighted} made heavy or weighted down with weariness
"his leaden arms"
"weighted eyelids"

{adj: light-armed, lightly-armed} armed with light weapons

{adj: light-armed} armed with light equipment and weapons
"a light-armed brigade"

{adj: lightly armored, lightly armoured} equipped with armor heavy enough to provide protection against fire from light arms

{adj: light} of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment
"light infantry"
"light cavalry"
"light industry"
"light weapons"
<-> heavy

{adj: long-armed} having relatively long arms

{adj: martial} of or relating to the armed forces
"martial law"

{adj: metacentric} having two equal arms because of the median position of the centromere
"a metacentric chromosome"

{adj: militarized, militarised} issued military arms

{adj: military} associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians
"military police"
<-> civilian

{adj: nestled, snuggled} drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection
"saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside"
"like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms"

{adj: noncombatant} member of armed forces whose duties do not include fighting as e.g. a chaplain or surgeon

{adj: one-armed} having one arm
"a one-armed veteran"

{adj: outspread, spread} fully extended in width
"outspread wings"
"with arms spread wide"

{adj: permeant, permeating, permeative, pervasive} spreading or spread throughout
"armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations"
"the pervasive odor of garlic"
"an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion"

{adj: pinioned} bound fast especially having the arms restrained

{adj: powerful} having great power or force or potency or effect
"the most powerful government in western Europe"
"his powerful arms"
"a powerful bomb"
"the horse's powerful kick"
"powerful drugs"
"a powerful argument"
<-> powerless

{adj: pulled} drawn toward the source of the force
"this exercise must be done with the arms pulled back"

{adj: round-arm} with the arm swung round at shoulder height
"round-arm bowling"

{adj: scapulohumeral} relating to the shoulder blade and upper arm bone

{adj: scarred} deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury
"Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear?"
"a face scarred by anxiety"
"the fire left her arm badly scarred"

{adj: self-propelled, self-propelling} moved forward by its own force or momentum
"a self-propelled egotist"
"the arms program is now self-propelled"

{adj: sensed, perceived} detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues
"the felt presence of an intruder"
"a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms"
"a perceived threat"

{adj: severed, cut off} detached by cutting
"cut flowers"
"a severed head"
"an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"

{adj: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened} lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
"the old woman's shriveled skin"
"he looked shriveled and ill"
"a shrunken old man"
"a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
"he did well despite his withered arm"
"a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

{adj: sidearm} (of pitches) made with the arm moving parallel to the ground
"a sidearm pitch"

{adj: spread-eagle} with arms and legs stretched out and apart
"lay spread-eagle on the floor"

{adj: trussed, tied} bound or secured closely
"the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"
"a trussed chicken"

{adj: unarmed} (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms
"went alone and unarmed"
"unarmed peasants were shot down"
"unarmed vehicles"
<-> armed

{adj: unarmed} (used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns
<-> armed

{adj: unextended} not extended or stretched out
"an unextended arm"
<-> extended

{adj: upraised, lifted} held up in the air
"stood with arms upraised"
"her upraised flag"

{adv: at arm's length} at some distance
"keep someone at arm's length"

{adv: baby-wise, baby-like} like a baby
"he cradled it, baby-wise, in his arms"

{adv: cap-a-pie, from head to toe} at all points from head to foot
"he was armed cap-a-pie"

{adv: formidably} in a formidable manner
"the constant risk that attends the exchanges of human beings formidably armed"

{adv: heavily} in a manner designed for heavy duty
"a heavily constructed car"
"heavily armed"

{adv: heavily} with great force
"she hit her arm heavily against the wall"

{adv: heroically} in a heroic manner
"he become reconciled to not dying heroically in her arms"

{adv: lifelessly} in a lifeless manner
"the girl lay in her arms lifelessly"

{adv: painlessly} without pain
"after the surgery, she could move her arms painlessly"
<-> painfully

{adv: possessively} in a possessive manner
"he was sleeping, one arm flung possessively across his wife"

{adv: quarterly} in diagonally opposed quarters of an escutcheon
"two coats of arms borne quarterly"

{adv: round-arm} with an outward or horizontal swing of the arm
"he hit the ball round-arm"

{adv: tenderly} with tenderness; in a tender manner
"tenderly she placed her arms round him"

{adv: under arms} armed and prepared for fighting

{adv: unnaturally} in an unnatural way
"his other arm lay across his chest, unnaturally, as if placed there deliberately, for a purpose"
<-> naturally

{n: Adriatic, Adriatic Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean between Slovenia and Croatia and Montenegro and Albania on the east and Italy on the west

{n: Aegean, Aegean Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean between Greece and Turkey; a main trade route for the ancient civilizations of Crete and Greece and Rome and Persia

{n: Alpena} a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Huron

{n: Arabian Sea} a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia

{n: Armed Forces Day} the 3rd Saturday in May

{n: Armed Islamic Group, GIA} a terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992; aims to overthrow the secular Algerian regime and replace it with an Islamic state
"the GIA has embarked on a terrorist campaign of civilian massacres"

{n: Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, FAR, Interahamwe} a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
"in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"

{n: Bay of Bengal} an arm of the Indian Ocean east of India

{n: Bay of Biscay} an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain

{n: Bay of Naples} an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Naples

{n: Bismarck Sea} an arm of the South Pacific southwest of the Bismarck Archipelago

{n: Caribbean, Caribbean Sea} an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream

{n: Continuity Irish Republican Army, CIRA, Continuity Army Council} a terrorist organization formed in Ireland in 1994 as a clandestine armed wing of Sinn Fein

{n: Coral Sea} an arm of the South Pacific northeast of Australia

{n: Corpus Christi} a city in southern Texas on an arm of the Gulf of Mexico

{n: Distinguished Service Cross} a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

{n: Edward, Edward III} son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)

{n: Elaeagnaceae, family Elaeagnaceae, oleaster family} shrubs or small trees often armed

{n: English Channel} an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that forms a channel between France and Britain

{n: English Revolution, Glorious Revolution, Bloodless Revolution} the revolution against James II; there was little armed resistance to William and Mary in England although battles were fought in Scotland and Ireland (1688-1689)

{n: Erb's palsy, Erb-Duchenne paralysis} paralysis of the arm resulting from injury to the brachial plexus (usually during childbirth)

{n: Eureka} a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

{n: Fatah Tanzim, Tanzim} a terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah; serves a dual function of violent confrontation with Israel and serves as Arafat's unofficial militia to prevent rival Islamists from usurping leadership

{n: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI} a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice

{n: First of October Antifascist Resistance Group, GRAPO} an armed wing of the (illegal) Communist Party of Spain; seeks to overthrow the Spanish government and replace it with a Marxist-Leninist regime
"GRAPO is vehemently opposed to the United States"

{n: Galveston Bay} an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas south of Houston

{n: Government Accounting Office, GAO, United States Government Accounting Office} an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States

{n: Greek cross} a cross with each of the four arms the same length

{n: Green Bay} a city of eastern Wisconsin on an arm of Lake Michigan

{n: Gulf of Aden} arm of the Indian Ocean at the entrance to the Red Sea

{n: Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Akaba} a northeastern arm of the Red Sea; between the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) and Saudi Arabia

{n: Gulf of Bothnia} a northern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Sweden and Finland

{n: Gulf of Finland} an eastern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Finland and Estonia

{n: Gulf of Martaban} an arm of the Andaman Sea off southern Myanmar

{n: Gulf of Mexico, Golfo de Mexico} an arm of the Atlantic south of the United States and east of Mexico

{n: Gulf of Oman} an arm of the Arabian Sea connecting it with the Persian Gulf

{n: Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Gulf of St. Lawrence} an arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Canada

{n: Gulf of Suez} a northwestern arm of the Red Sea linked to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal

{n: Gulf of Tehuantepec} an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico

{n: Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Siam} an arm of the South China Sea between Indochina and the Malay Peninsula

{n: Gulf of Venice} an arm of the Adriatic Sea

{n: Inland Sea} an arm of the Pacific Ocean in southern Japan; surrounded by the islands of Honshu and Shikoku and Kyushu and linked to the Sea of Japan by a narrow channel; the chief port is Hiroshima

{n: Ionian Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean Sea between western Greece and southern Italy

{n: Iraqi Intelligence Service, IIS, Iraqi Mukhabarat} the most notorious and possibly the most important arm of Iraq's security system
"the Iraqi Mukhabarat has been involved in numerous terrorist activities"

{n: Irish Sea} an arm of the North Atlantic between Great Britain and Ireland

{n: Japanese stranglehold} a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arms are crossed in front of his own neck to exert pressure on his windpipe

{n: Jerusalem cross} a cross with equal arms, each terminating in a small crossbar

{n: Kalashnikov culture} the attitudes and behavior in a social group that resolves political disputes by force of arms
"the Kalashnikov culture in Afghanistan"

{n: Krupp, Alfred Krupp} German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp; his firm provided ordinance for German armies from the 1840s through World War II (1812-1887)

{n: La Spezia} a port city in Liguria on an arm of the Ligurian Sea; a major seaport and year-round resort

{n: Labrador Sea} an arm of the northern Atlantic between Labrador and southern Greenland

{n: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi} a Sunni Muslim extremist group in Pakistan that collaborates with al-Qaeda; the armed wing of Sipah-e-Sahaba

{n: Latin cross} a cross with the lowest arm being longer than the others

{n: Ligurian Sea} an arm of the Mediterranean between northwest Italy and Corsica

{n: Maltese cross} a cross with triangular or arrow-shaped arms and the points toward the center

{n: Manuel Rodriquez Patriotic Front} a terrorist group formed in 1983 as the armed wing of the Chilean Communist Party

{n: Markaz-ud-Dawa-wal-Irshad, MDI} a Sunni organization formed in 1989 and based in Pakistan; opposes missionary groups from the United States; has Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as its armed wing

{n: Mauser, von Mauser, P. P. von Mauser, Peter Paul Mauser} German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)

{n: Memorial Day, Decoration Day} legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war

{n: Moreton Bay} an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay east of Brisbane

{n: Mozambique Channel} an arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and southeastern Africa

{n: National Reconnaissance Office, NRO} an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations

{n: National Rifle Association, NRA} a powerful lobby that advocates the right to own and bear arms and rejects any gun regulation by the government

{n: Navy Cross} a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy

{n: North Sea} an arm of the North Atlantic between the British Isles and Scandinavia; oil was discovered under the North Sea in 1970

{n: Odessa, Odesa} a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea

{n: Office of Inspector General, OIG} the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission

{n: Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart} a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

{n: PT boat, mosquito boat, mosquito craft, motor torpedo boat} a small fast unarmored and lightly armed torpedo boat; P(ropeller) T(orpedo) boat

{n: Persian Gulf, Arabian Gulf} a shallow arm of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian peninsula; the Persian Gulf oil fields are among the most productive in the world

{n: Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions, Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam Battalions} the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel

{n: Red Sea} a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal

{n: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia, FARC} a powerful and wealthy terrorist organization formed in 1957 as the guerilla arm of the Colombian communist party; opposed to the United States; has strong ties to drug dealers

{n: Ross Sea} an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica

{n: SALT II} the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

{n: SALT I} the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks


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