Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One capable of producing death or great bodily harm. See 17 Or. 300, 11 Am. St. Rep. 830, 20 Pac. 625.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One dangerous to life; one by the use of which a fatal wound may probably or possibly be given. As the manner of use enters into the consideration as well as other circumstances, the question is for the jury. U. S. v. Reeves, (C. C.) 38 Fed. 404; State v. Hammond, 14 S. In 545, 86 N. W. 627; State v. Lynch, 88 Me, 195, 33 Atl. 078 ; State v. Scott, 39 La. Ann. 943, 3 South. 83.