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Alternative clues for the word gun

Report maker

Hit man

Starter's need


Automatic, for one

Magazine article


Pistol, e.g.

Report source

Something that may be packed

Starter's aid

Floor (it)

Round container

Item in a holster

Word with top or pop

Rev, as an engine

Prop in a western


Revolver, e.g.

Barrel holder

One making a report

Rifle or revolver

See 61-Down

Large but transportable armament

A pedal that controls the throttle valve

A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Word with runner or slinger

Gatling, e.g.

Colt or Magnum

Long Tom

Bren or Sten

M-1, e.g.

Johnny got his

Thriller prop


Harquebus, e.g.


Chamber piece?

Jump the ___


Piece of ordnance

Stock or smith preceder

Desperado's weapon

Word definitions for gun in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a gun permit ▪ More than 300,000 civilians, in a country of 6 million, have gun permits. a knife/gun attack ▪ He was sentenced to nine years in prison for the knife attack. BB gun big gun ▪ one of the party’s big...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gun \Gun\, v. i. To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A device#Noun for project#Verbing a hard object very forcefully#Adverb; a firearm#Noun or cannon#Noun. 2 # A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol(,) or Derringer....

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., gunne "an engine of war that throws rocks, arrows or other missiles," probably a shortening of woman's name Gunilda , found in Middle English gonnilde "cannon" and in an Anglo-Latin reference to a specific gun from a 1330 munitions inventory of...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel) large but transportable armament [syn: artillery , heavy weapon , ordnance ] a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) [syn: gunman ] a professional...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In a cellular automaton , a gun is a pattern with a main part that repeats periodically, like an oscillator , and that also periodically emits spaceships . There are then two periods that may be considered: the period of the spaceship output, and the period...

Usage examples of gun.

The signal gun aboard Endymion sent out a puff of smoke and a series of flags broke out at the mast-head.

Except for the annoyance of the bombs, the gunners of the forts had it much their own way until the broadsides of the Pensacola, which showed eleven heavy guns on either side, drew up abreast of them.

The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.

Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.

That was a minor vessel, readily expendable, though formidable enough, a hundred-meter spheroid abristle with guns, missile launchers, energy projectors.

Completely unaware, of course, he was bringing into reality all of the nightmares of Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.

Mellis false-flags Banish with his bullshit mine story if there was a claymore mine on this mountain, it would be command-detonated and Abies would have lit it off with the rest of his fireworks then leads him up to the gun site and fucking drops him cold.

Banish coming down hard on top of the girl with the baby and the gun and Abies falling forward from the act of Fagin being blown back off his feet and settling still on the ground.

They all had guns drawn and with all the commotion, somehow Adeem had escaped.

The Yeomanry, the Scottish Horse, and the Constabulary poured a steady fire upon the advancing wave of horsemen, and the guns opened with case at two hundred yards.

That part was the recoil, and it is the recoil of the guns I figure on putting aboard my aerial warship that is giving me such trouble.

Some ignorant peasants, terrified by the balloon, ran for their guns, and the poor aeronaut was treated to a shower of bullets.

The aeronaut carried a gun firing explosive bullets loaded with oxygen, and in addition, and true to the best tradition of Japan, a sword.

Thirty seconds later sixteen of them were crouched on the aft hull, all carrying machine guns, wearing balaclava hoods and wired into their walkie-talkies.

Pewts father opened the window agen and pluged a club out into the yard and holered scat and then we kep still and we herd him tell Nat Weeks that he had got his gun loded and if he herd it go of he needent be sirprized.