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gunboat a small armed boat used in shallow waters.
gunboat diplomacy the use or threat of small-scale military intervention to further one nation's interests in another nation.
gun control the practice or policy of enacting and enforcing laws that impose stricter regulations on the sale, possession, and use of guns.
guncotton highly explosive nitrocellulose, made from cotton and used as a propellant and explosive.
gunfight a fight or duel in which guns, esp. pistols, are used. [2 definitions]
gunfire the firing of a gun.
gung-ho (informal) extremely enthusiastic and loyal, often in a naive way.
gunlock the mechanism in some firearms by which the charge is exploded.
gunman a person armed with a gun or skilled in the use of guns, esp. a professional killer.
gunmetal any of various metal alloys that have a dark gray, bluish gray, or black finish. [3 definitions]
gunnel the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship; gunwale.
gunner a soldier, sailor, or the like who operates or helps to operate artillery. [2 definitions]
gunnery the science of making and using guns, esp. heavy artillery. [3 definitions]
gunnery sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, a noncommissioned officer ranking below a master or first sergeant and above a staff sergeant.
gunny a strong, coarse fabric made of hemp or jute; burlap. [2 definitions]
gunnysack a large sack made of burlap.
gunplay an exchange of gunfire, usu. in a civilian setting.
gunpoint the front end of a firearm's barrel.
gunpowder an explosive used to propel a gun projectile, esp. the explosive made from potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal; black powder.
gun room a room for storing or displaying guns.
gunrunning smuggling of guns, ammunition, or other military supplies into a country.