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Definitions of gun

  1. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; " he stepped on the gas"
  2. large but transportable armament
  3. a hand- operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine
  4. shoot with a gun
  5. the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; " a twenty gun salute"
  6. a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity ( especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  7. a person who shoots a gun ( as regards their ability)
  8. of Gin
  9. A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles by the explosion of gunpowder, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge behind, which is ignited by various means. Muskets, rifles, carbines, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.
  10. A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.
  11. Violent blasts of wind.
  12. To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.
  13. A weapon for discharging shot, by the force of an explosive.
  14. To shoot with such a weapon.
  15. A firearm or weapon, from which balls or other projectiles are discharged, usually by means of gunpowder: now, generally applied to cannon.
  16. Instrument for throwing balls or shot by means of gunpowder.
  17. To shoot with a gun.
  18. A metal tube for firing projectiles by the force of gunpowder or other explosive.
  19. A fire- arm from which balls, shot, & c., are discharged by the explosion of gunpowder; a cannon.
  20. 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.
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Usage examples for gun

  1. The doctor had a gun but what could he do against one of those?" – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  2. You didn't have to use your gun – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  3. Were you ever- I suppose you must have been sometimes- shot at with a gun – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  4. The gun was run out. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. " We can't treat him like that; tell him to stay a week and send for his gun – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  6. Put down that gun – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  7. 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
  8. " Take the gun Sylv. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  9. If they do, turn the gun on to them." – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  10. Why haven't I got my gun with me? – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  11. He had not, in fact, used his gun at all. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  12. At such a rate the " life" of the best gun made would be short indeed. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  13. Gun stuff don't go down with me. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  14. It's too far for any gun – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  15. The gun went off then. – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  16. They do it with a gun in your country? – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  17. I don't want a gun Mr. Brotherton. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  18. The gun gave a bark. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  19. " As a rule, his sort carry a gun Stannard remarked. – Northwest! by Harold Bindloss
  20. Not a man had been killed, not a gun disabled, not a ship seriously injured. – American Men of Action by Burton E. Stevenson
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