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Weapon people get, ignoring the odds (4)

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I believe the answer is:

epee

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Here is my best explanation:

'weapon' is the definition.
(epee is a kind of weapon)

'people get ignoring the odds' is the wordplay.
'ignoring the odds' means one should take alternating letters (letters in odd-numbered positions are removed).
'people'+'get'='peopleget'
The alternating letters of 'peopleget' are 'EPEE'.

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