metalware, as tools, locks, hinges, or cutlery.
the mechanical equipment necessary for conducting an activity, usually distinguished from the theory and design that make the activity possible.
military weapons and combat equipment.
Slang. a weapon carried on one's person: The rougher types were asked to check their hardware at the door.
Computers. the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical devices comprising a computer system, as the CPU, disk drives, keyboard, or screen.