As used in this article unless the context otherwise requires:
Fugitive from justice shall mean any person who has fled or is fleeing from any peace officer to avoid prosecution or incarceration for a felony.
Knife shall mean any dagger, dirk, knife, or stiletto with a blade over three and one-half (3 1/2) inches in length, or any other dangerous instrument capable of inflicting cuts, stabbing, or tearing wounds.
Knuckles and brass or iron knuckles shall mean any instrument that consists of finger rings or guards made of a hard substance and that is designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury or death by striking a person with a fist enclosed in the knuckles.
Machine gun shall mean any firearm, whatever its size and usual designation, that shoots automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
Short rifle shall mean a rifle having a barrel less than sixteen (16) inches long or an overall length of less than twenty-six (26) inches.
Short shotgun shall mean a shotgun having a barrel or barrels less than eighteen (18) inches long or an overall length of less than twenty-six (26) inches.
State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-1201.