Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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air gun a gun that is operated by compressed air and usu. fires small pellets. [2 definitions]
BB gun an air gun that shoots BB shot.
Bren gun a .303 caliber gas-operated submachine gun used by the British army in World War II.
burp gun see machine pistol.
electron gun the electron-emitting cathode in a cathode ray tube together with the electromagnetic apparatus that collects and focuses the electron stream.
field gun a mounted mobile cannon.
Gatling gun an early machine gun with a revolving cluster of barrels, each of which was automatically loaded and fired when the cluster was rotated.
gun control the practice or policy of enacting and enforcing laws that impose stricter regulations on the sale, possession, and use of guns.
gun room a room for storing or displaying guns.
gun-shy easily frightened by the sound of gunfire, as a dog. [2 definitions]
jump the gun to start something prematurely.
machine gun an automatic gun that fires bullets one right after the other as long as its trigger is pressed.
machine-gun to shoot at, wound, or kill with a machine gun.
riot gun a small firearm, esp. a repeating shotgun with a short barrel, used to disperse or halt a crowd rather than to injure or kill.
smoking gun something that serves as indisputable evidence, esp. of a crime.
squirt gun a water pistol.
staple gun a tool that shoots a staple into something hard like a wall or wood.
stun gun a portable, battery-operated instrument that gives a strong electrical shock when it is pressed into contact with someone, used esp. by law officers or in self-defense.
submachine gun a lightweight short-barreled automatic or semiautomatic gun, using pistol ammunition, that is fired from the shoulder or hip.
Thompson submachine gun a portable .45-caliber submachine gun; tommy gun.