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Weapon people get, ignoring the odds (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

epee

Here is my best explanation:

'weapon' is the definition.

(epee is a kind of weapon)

'people get ignoring the odds' is the subsidiary indication.

'ignoring the odds' indicates alternate letters (letters in odd-numbered positions are removed).

'people'+'get'='peopleget'

The alternate letters of 'peopleget' are 'epee'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for epee that I've seen before include "Sword in fencing", "Fencing sword similar to a foil", "Fencing weapon", "Fencing blade", "Duelling weapon", "Duelling blade", "Rapier", "Fighting blade", "Thin fencing sword" and "Sharp-pointed duelling sword".)

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