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Answer for the clue "Self-defense item", 4 letters:
mace

Alternative clues for the word mace

Protection in a purse

Official's staff

Nutmeg spice

Mugger subduer

Nutmeg's sister

Riot spray

Armor-busting weapon

Anti-attacker spray

Nutmeg-based spice

Riot queller

Defensive spray

Clublike weapon

Ceremonial staff

Airborne defense?

Ground spice

Mugger repellent

Medieval or modern weapon

Symbol of royal power

Big club

Riot-control spray

Protective spray

Nutmeg relative

Self-defense aid

Chemical defense

Stalker deterrent

Its punch is spiked

Medieval weapon

It might come with the mail

Mug spray?

Knight's club

Spray used on rioters

Club for knights

Trademarked spray

Police supply

Ceremonial rod

Eggnog ingredient

Dungeons & Dragons weapon

Antiriot spray

Irritating stuff

Old club

Attacker repellent

Knight club

Spray for self-defense

Spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

Prepared as an aerosol and sprayed in the face, it irritates the eyes and causes dizziness and immobilization

(trademark) a liquid that temporarily disables a person

A ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority

Chemical weapon

Aromatic spice

Spice from nutmeg

War club

Mugger stopper

Mallet

Nutmeg product

Spiked club

Staff of authority

Symbol of authority

Club or spice

Armor-breaking club

Spice

Defense mechanism?

CRAM OR OVETT

Herb or weapon

Truncheon

Nutmeg

Defense against a mugger

Medieval club

Tear-gas relative

Medieval war club

A spice

Spice or weapon

Dungeons & Dragons weapon

Kind of spice

Strong spice

Mugger's comeuppance

Knight's weapon

Weapon that comes in easy-to-carry and hard-to-carry varieties

Symbol of office

Nutmeg byproduct

Sign of authority

Old weapon

Word definitions for mace in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Fresh Thuringer is similarly composed but is seasoned with caraway, celery seed, coriander, ginger, and mace . ▪ His field kits have been known to contain chemical mace and an electric stun gun. ▪ I combine mace with bay, especially...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mace \Mace\ (m[=a]s), n. [Jav. & Malay. m[=a]s, fr. Skr. m[=a]sha a bean.] A money of account in China equal to one tenth of a tael; also, a weight of 57.98 grains. --S. W. Williams.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A heavy fighting club. 2 A ceremonial form of this weapon. 3 A long baton used by some drum majors to keep time and lead a marching band. If this baton is referred to as a mace, by convention it has a ceremonial often decorative head, which,...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chemical spray originally used in riot control, 1966, technically Chemical Mace , a proprietary name (General Ordnance Equipment Corp, Pittsburgh, Pa.), probably so called for its use as a weapon, in reference to mace (1). The verb is first attested 1968....

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A mace is a blunt weapon , a type of club or virge that uses a heavy head on the end of a handle to deliver powerful blows . A mace typically consists of a strong, heavy, wooden or metal shaft, often reinforced with metal, featuring a head made of stone,...

Usage examples of mace.

Mourzoufle, an iron mace in his hand, visiting the posts, and affecting the part and aspect of a warrior, was an object of terror to his soldiers, at least, and to his kinsmen.

Plo Koon and Ki-Adi-Mundi winked out, as Obi-Wan and Agen Kolar rose and spoke together in tones softly grave, as Yoda and Mace Windu walked from the room, Anakin could only sit, sick at heart, stunned with helplessness.

Council members physically present, other than Obi-Wan and Anakin, were Mace Windu and Agen Kolar.

The rigid and parsimonious virtues of Maurice had long since alienated the hearts of his subjects: as he walked barefoot in a religious procession, he was rudely assaulted with stones, and his guards were compelled to present their iron maces in the defence of his person.

The Badgeless Maces hauled back on their reins, barely managing to bring their mounts to a stop before the dragoneers.

Butter a baking-dish, put the fish into it with the flesh downward, and sprinkle each piece with salt, cayenne, mace, and flour.

Chapter Two The Jedi Council was composed of twelve members: Mace Windu, Yoda, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Adi Gallia, Depa Billaba, Eeth Koth, Oppo Rancisis, Even Piell, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Yaddle, and Yarael Poof.

Lord Marrick, as Greave and Chief Lord of the Feoffees, dressed in a long scarlet gown and heavy gold chain, followed the Mace Bearer and led a line of largely elderly men in dark suits and bowler hats.

Mace and Nettle into the din and fumy stench of the first bar along the front.

A sword ran into the armour gap at his groin and he doubled over, then a mace crushed his helmet and he was left, twitching, as the Earl and his men climbed over his body and hacked at the next horse and man.

It had been a full eighteen months before Mace had succumbed to clan pressure to cut his waist-length hair, and a year after that before he finally exchanged his measure of powdered Scarpestone for one from the Hailstone instead.

Once in the heart of the fray they fought with sword and mace, hacking, hewing, and smiting.

Piercollo, Ilka and I were already awake, and we gathered our belongings and followed Mace out into the trees.

Mace walked to the front while Wulf, Ilka and I remained behind the listeners.

This, Kapur realized, could be the first time any human being had rejected Mace in any way.