Terminology: Which mace are they talking about?

This came up in a Protection Order hearing, and there was some initial confusion as to which type of weapon was being discussed. Mace or a mace?

Mace is a brand name of pepper spray or tear gas, a product commonly sold for self-defense.

For more information, visit the Mace brand website here.

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Translations

Spanish – Since Mace is a brand name, it can be left as is. Alternatively, gas lacrimógeno or gas pimienta can be used.

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A mace is a a weapon with a heavy head and spikes, which can be used to bludgeon a person.

Translations

Spanish – maza

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Terminology: Taser

Taser is a brand name of an electroshock weapon. It fires two small dart-like electrodes,  delivering an electric current to cause the recipient neuromuscular incapacitation.

A person hit by a Taser may experience pain, over-stimulation of sensory and motor nerves and intense, involuntary muscle contractions.

For more information, visit the Axon website (the company that sells Tasers) here.

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Translations

Spanish – Since Taser is a brand name, it can be left as is. Alternatively, arma de electrochoque or pistola paralizante can be used.

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Terminology: Noose

A loop at the end of a rope, featuring a knot that tightens when weight is added. Can be used to commit suicide by hanging.

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Translation

Spanish – nudo corredizo

Many thanks to our colleague, Santiago Paez for sharing!

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Terminology: Brass Knuckles

A band of metal with four holes that fits over the upper fingers and is gripped when a fist is made, used as a weapon.

(from thefreedictionary.com)

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Possible Translations

Spanish: manopla, puño de hierro

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