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Weapon gets record points (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

epee

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

'record points' is the wordplay.
'record' becomes 'EP' (abbreviation for extended play record).
'points' becomes 'ee'.
'ep'+'ee'='EPEE'

'gets' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for epee that I've seen before include "there's a point to it" , "piece of fencing" , "Rapier" , "Fencing sword similar to a foil" , "Thin fencing sword" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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