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Definitions of gun

  1. To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To shoot with such a weapon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To shoot with a gun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. large but transportable armament Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "a twenty gun salute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Violent blasts of wind. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A weapon for discharging shot, by the force of an explosive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A firearm or weapon, from which balls or other projectiles are discharged, usually by means of gunpowder: now, generally applied to cannon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Instrument for throwing balls or shot by means of gunpowder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A metal tube for firing projectiles by the force of gunpowder or other explosive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A fire-arm from which balls, shot, &c., are discharged by the explosion of gunpowder; a cannon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Any firearm, except a pistol and revolver; a fowling-piece; an instr. for throwing shot by means of gunpowder, as a musket, a rifle, a cannon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for gun

  1. I didn't come out for game, but a man's sure to be sorry if he goes into the woods without a gun – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  2. " Take the gun Sylv. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
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