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[asp]
asp, popular name for several species of viper, one of which, the European asp (Vipera aspis), is native to S Europe. It is also a name for the Egyptian cobra (Naja haja). It is believed that the asp Cleopatra used to commit suicide was either that cobra or the horned viper (Cerastes cornutus) of N Africa.
ASP is a three-letter acronym with numerous meanings in different contexts.

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  • ASP (handgun), the name for a custom-designed 9 mm pistol based on the S&W Model 39
  • Advanced Sound-ranging Programme, a portable, passive, acoustic sensing system for detecting and locating the source of artillery fire and loud detonations, operated by the Royal Artillery
  • A type of extending baton often carried by police forces. ASP is actually a brand that manufactures this type of weapon (The ASP tactical baton), and the brand has come to casually refer to all telescopic batons.
  • American Self Protection, a martial art
  • Ammunition Supply Point,"ammo dump" storage facility for A&E Class V(W) items.

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