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Definitions of revolver

  1. a pistol with a revolving cylinder ( usually having six chambers for bullets)
  2. a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
  3. A repeating firearm.
  4. A pistol having chambers in a cylinder that turns around, so that it may be fired several times without reloading.
  5. That which revolves: a firearm which, by means of revolving barrels, can fire more than once without reloading.
  6. Firearm with revolving chambers or barrels.
  7. One who or that which revolves.
  8. A firearm which, by means of revolving barrels or a revolving breach, can be fired several times without reloading.
  9. A pistol having several chambers to one barrel, each containing a separate charge, and which can be dicharged in rapid succession by giving the barrel a slight revolving motion.

Usage examples for revolver

  1. You have got a revolver in your hand- the hand behind your back. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. Have you a revolver, by the way?" – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  3. Have your revolver ready, and follow me. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  4. He put the revolver down on the table. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Holmes half drew a revolver from his pocket. – The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. " Nor I, as a rule; yet had I thought we would come so far at this time of night I would have brought my revolver. – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  7. Two men rode well in advance of the party with a revolver in each hand. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. Jimmie took his revolver from his pocket and held it ready for action. – Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam by G. Harvey Ralphson
  9. " I know nothing about that revolver," he said. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  10. Then turning behind the second man, he struck him a blow with his revolver and shot the other. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  11. " It's quite true that I can't make use of my revolver," agreed the Captain. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  12. The fingers of Jack were twisted around the butt of his revolver, white with the intensity of the pressure. – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  13. And what is he doing with a revolver in his hand? – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. And as a matter of plain fact, you can't pick up a revolver without its pointing somewhere. – Further Foolishness by Stephen Leacock
  15. The revolver was for the defense of his bride against possible dangers. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  16. This suited his purpose, and he set out to hunt up the blacks, putting a revolver in his pocket in case it was wanted. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  17. The little revolver was in the right- hand coat pocket. – Gone Fishing by James H. Schmitz
  18. Madame should take her revolver. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  19. With a sudden movement I snatched the revolver from my pocket: she did not move, except her white lips, which, I think, whispered: 'Not yet.... – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
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