some form of "less than lethal" stimulus, usually as pain, which toes the line oh so carefully between death and pain so bad you wish you were dead.

contemporary examples include oft cited non lethal weapons such as tear gasm pepper spray, rubber bullets, and the taser.
it has been said that non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray and tasers are most effective on all forms of crowd control, as pain is something we all understand... drunk or sober.
by schlep October 27, 2005
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A false term used mainly in a court of law or in government owned scientific research into weapons that describes a "weapon" not used to directly kill. Unfortunately/Fortunately, there is no such thing.
Nerd/Government official: This dusty stuff knocks out all of an area's electricity supply, resulting in no deaths. Not one death can be directly attributed to this.

Gumba: *grabs the stuff and stabs the nerd/official through the eye, piecing his brain and killing him*

You can't arrest me, he said it himself. No death will ever be attributed to this weapon.
by Gumba Gumba April 07, 2004
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