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Weapon people get, ignoring the odds (4)

Ross

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 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'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for epee that I've seen before include "It may offer riposte", "piece of fencing", "Fencing sword, heavier than a foil", "Duelling blade", "bit", "Type of sword", "Duelling weapon", "Fencer's weapon", "sports equipment" and "Fencing blade".)

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