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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She put them in her pocket, unlocked the cabinet and took the revolver down.
▪ I took my revolver out of my pocket, and checked that it was ready to fire.
▪ She took Joyce's revolver and buried it nearby.
▪ She took the revolver, the bullets and her coat to wrap them in, and began to walk towards the woods.
snub-nosed pistol/revolver etc
▪ The snub-nosed revolver looked like a toy in Ray Shepherd's hand.
▪ But even as I heard it, I knew it was not a revolver.
▪ He drew out the heavy Colt revolver.
▪ His death came about five hours after a 13-hour standoff ended when Smith shot himself in the temple with a revolver.
▪ I hadn't to use the revolver.
▪ In which pocket is your revolver concealed.
▪ The revolver nearly fell from my hands, and my whole body froze with fear.
▪ The revolver was snug on his hip.
▪ They argue it is often preferable to the alternatives: batons and revolvers.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Revolver \Re*volv"er\, n. One who, or that which, revolves; specifically, a firearm ( commonly a pistol) with several chambers or barrels so arranged as to revolve on an axis, and be discharged in succession by the same lock; a repeater.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of pistol, 1835, agent noun from revolve. So called by U.S. inventor Samuel Colt (1814-1862) for its revolving chamber cylinder.


n. 1 A handgun with a revolving chamber enabling several shots to be fired without reloading. 2 by extension, any (personal) firearm with such a mechanism 3 (context lang=en finance) (synonym of lang=en revolving line of credit) 4 agent noun of revolve; something that revolves.

  1. n. a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets) [syn: six-gun, six-shooter]

  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 [syn: revolving door]

Revolver (The Haunted album)

Revolver (stylized as rEVOLVEr) is the fourth studio album by Swedish metal band The Haunted.

After having been absent for the last two studio albums, Peter Dolving was once again back in the band and provided the vocals for rEVOLVEr. He would remain with the band until he left once again in 2012.

As the album title attempts to make clear with its stylization (i.e. with the word "EVOLVE" printed in upper case letters between the two r's), the band made a conscious decision to slightly tweak ( or "evolve") its songwriting on this particular album. As a result, rEVOLVEr contains some elements that were hitherto absent on previous The Haunted albums. Although the album still contains examples of the band's familiar thrash metal sound (e.g. No Compromise, Sabotage, Sweet Relief), it features considerably more mid-paced riffing (e.g. 99, Burnt to a Shell, Fire Alive) than in any of their previous albums. Two of the tracks even have ballad elements interspersed in them (Abysmal and My Shadow). Also notable is that rEVOLVEr has quite a few instances of clean singing in it, although the vast majority of the vocal tracking was still done in The Haunted's traditional hardcore/metalcore style of screaming.

A limited edition digipak of this CD contained two bonus tracks, and different artwork.

A music video was made for "No Compromise" which featured Mark Greenway.

Revolver (disambiguation)

A revolver is a type of firearm.

Revolver may also refer to:

Revolver (2005 film)

Revolver is a 2005 crime thriller film co-written and directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore and André Benjamin. The film centres on a revenge-seeking confidence trickster whose weapon is a universal formula that guarantees victory to its user, when applied to any game or confidence trick.

This is the fourth feature film by Ritchie and his third to centre on crime and professional criminals. It was released in UK theatres on 22 September 2005, but performed poorly at the box office. A reworked version was released to a limited number of US theatres on 7 December 2007.

Revolver (comics)

Revolver is the title of a British comic book magazine which was a spin-off from 2000AD. It lasted for seven regular issues and two specials, and was published between July 1990 to January 1991.

Revolver (Lewis Black album)

Revolver is an EP of outtakes made during the recording sessions of Lewis Black's first album, The White Album.

The title is a reference to the album Revolver by the Beatles. This was done to acknowledge the fact that these were outtakes and different edits from the sessions of Black's earlier release.

Revolver (French band)

Revolver is a pop rock band, formed in Paris, in September 2006.

Revolver (1973 film)

Revolver (aka Blood in the Streets) is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973. It stars Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi and the film's theme " Un Amico" which was scored by Ennio Morricone was also featured in Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Revolver (DC Comics)

Revolver is an original graphic novel created, written, and drawn by Matt Kindt. It was published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint in July 2010.

It tells the story of Sam, a man who lives each day twice: first in a normal world, and then again in an alternate world which is falling apart. Sam must learn why the second universe exists, and choose which one to live in.


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A revolver is a repeating handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing. Revolvers might be regarded as a subset of pistols, or as an equal-ranking subset of handguns, distinct from pistols. Though the term "revolver" usually only refers to handguns, other firearms may also have a revolving chamber. These include some models of grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles.

Though the original name was revolving gun, the short-hand "revolver" is universally used. ( Cannon using this mechanism are known as revolver cannon.) Nearly all early revolvers and many modern ones have six chambers in the cylinder, giving rise to the slang term six-shooter; however, revolvers with a number of different chambers have been made, with most modern revolvers having 5 or 6 chambers.

The revolver allows the user to fire multiple rounds without reloading. Each time the user cocks the hammer, the cylinder revolves to align the next chamber and round with the hammer and barrel, which gives this type of firearm its name. In a single-action revolver, the user pulls the hammer back with his free hand or thumb; the trigger pull only releases the hammer. In a double-action revolver, pulling the trigger moves the hammer back, then releases it, which requires a longer and heavier trigger pull than single-action. Loading and unloading a double-action revolver requires the operator to swing out the cylinder and insert the proper ammunition, all while keeping the gun pointed in a safe direction.

The first guns with multichambered cylinders that revolved to feed one barrel were made in the late 16th century in Europe. They were expensive and rare curiosities. Not until the 19th century would revolvers become common weapons of industrial production. One of the first was a flintlock revolver patented by Elisha Collier in 1814. The first percussion revolver was made by Lenormand of Paris in 1820 and the first percussion cap revolver was invented by the Italian Francesco Antonio Broccu in 1833. He received a prize of 300 francs for his invention; although he did not patent it, his revolver was shown to King Charles Albert of Sardinia. However, in 1835 a similar handgun was patented by Samuel Colt, who would go on to make the first mass-produced revolver.

The first cartridge revolvers were produced around 1854 by Eugene Lefaucheux.

Revolvers soon became standard for nearly all uses. In the early 20th century, semi-automatic pistols were developed, which can hold more rounds, and are faster to reload. "Automatic" pistols also have a flat profile, more suitable for concealed carry. Semi-auto pistols were not considered reliable enough for serious police work or self-defense until the later half of the century, however, and revolvers were the dominant handgun for police and civilians until modern pistols such as the Beretta 92 and Glock 17 were developed in the 70s and 80s. Automatic pistols have almost completely replaced revolvers in military and law enforcement use (in military use, from 1910-1960; in law enforcement, in the 1980s and 1990s).

Revolvers still remain popular as back-up and off-duty handguns among American law enforcement officers and security guards. Also, revolvers are still common in the American private sector as defensive and sporting/hunting firearms. Famous police and military revolvers include the Webley, the Colt Single Action Army, the Colt Police Special, the Smith & Wesson Model 36, the Smith & Wesson Model 10, the Smith & Wesson 1917, the Smith & Wesson Model 3, and the Nagant M1895.

Revolver (magazine)

Revolver is a bi-monthly rock and heavy metal magazine published by NewBay Media. Before covering heavy metal, rock & hard rock solely, it was a more mainstream oriented magazine. The magazine is structured in a manner similar to publications such as Spin while covering many avenues within the heavy metal and punk subcultures. It features cover stories (usually centering on a band's new release or upcoming tour), album reviews, instrument reviews, bulletins, and a celebrity advice column featuring letters to Vinnie Paul, former drummer for Pantera and Damageplan, and current member of hard rock supergroup Hellyeah. Vinnie took a hiatus from the column following the death of his brother, Dimebag Darrell (he was supposed to be replaced by Slipknot member Joey Jordison, who decided not to do it when Jordison found out he was replacing Paul) but returned to offer advice to readers about music, life, sex and other topics. The column has recently included Lzzy Hale from Halestorm fielding questions.

Another feature of the magazine is its coverage of underground and up-and-coming bands from all over the world. Rather than focus solely on mainstream acts, Revolver introduces many acts that are not played on the radio or on MTV.

In 2009, Revolver held its inaugural hard-rock and heavy-metal award show in the U.S., the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Chris Jericho announced on Attack of the Show! that he would host it on May 28, 2011.

Its slogan is: "The Worlds Loudest Rock Magazine!"

Formerly owned by Harris Publications, Future US bought the magazine in 2006. In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music division of Future US.

Revolver (Beatles album)

Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966 in the United Kingdom and three days later in the United States. The record spent 34 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, for seven of which it held the number one spot. Reduced to eleven songs for the North American market, Revolver was the last Beatles album to be subjected to Capitol Records' policy of altering the band's intended running order and content. In America, the album topped the Billboard Top LPs listings for six weeks.

Revolver marked a progression from the group's 1965 release Rubber Soul in terms of style and experimentation, and heralded the band's arrival as studio innovators. The album's sounds include the incorporation of tape loops and backwards recordings on the psychedelic " Tomorrow Never Knows", the use of a classical string octet on " Eleanor Rigby", and the Indian-music backing of " Love You To". Aside from methods such as varispeeding, reversed tapes, and close audio miking, the sessions for the album resulted in the invention of automatic double tracking (ADT), a technique that was invented by engineers at Abbey Road studios, and was soon adopted throughout the recording industry.

In the UK, Revolver fourteen tracks were released to radio stations throughout July 1966, with the music signifying what author Ian MacDonald later described as "a second pop revolution – one which while galvanising their existing rivals and inspiring many new ones, left all of them far behind". The sessions also produced a non-album single, " Paperback Writer" backed with " Rain", for which the Beatles filmed their first on-location promotional films. Together with the children's novelty song " Yellow Submarine", "Eleanor Rigby" became an international hit when issued as a double A-side single. The album's US release coincided with the Beatles' final concert tour, during which they refrained from performing any of the songs live. Upon release, Revolver was praised by British critics as a forward-thinking album, although its reception in the United States was initially muted due to the controversy surrounding John Lennon's contemporaneous statement that the Beatles had become " bigger than Jesus".

Revolver's cover artwork, designed by Klaus Voormann, earned the Beatles the 1966 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. The album was ranked first in Colin Larkin's book All-Time Top 1000 Albums and third in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry had changed its sales award rules, Revolver was certified platinum in the UK. The album has been certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Revolver (TV series)

Revolver is a British music TV series on ITV that ran for one series only, of eight episodes, in 1978.

It was produced by ATV. The series producer was Mickie Most, who was inspired to make the programme after he saw an interview with Top of the Pops' producer Robin Nash, in which he (Nash) boasted that TOTP was a music programme that the whole family could enjoy together. Most set out to make a show which was the antithesis of that, and which featured live music performances most closely related to the then emergent punk rock and new wave music scenes - though it also included other more mainstream artists such as Kate Bush, Dire Straits and Lindisfarne.

The official host of the programme was Chris Hill, but it is remembered more for the contributions of Peter Cook. Cook played the manager of the fictional ballroom where the show was supposedly taking place, and frequently made disparaging remarks about the acts appearing.

Artists featured that subsequently became more famous were: Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Jam, Elvis Costello and David Coverdale/ Whitesnake.

Other notable artists included XTC, Tom Robinson Band, Steel Pulse, The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Rezillos, The Fabulous Poodles, The Boomtown Rats, The Motors, Suzi Quatro, X-Ray Spex, The Tourists, stunt performer Eddie Kidd performing "Leave it to the Kidd", and The Only Ones.

Revolver was originally slated as a prime time show, but due to the controversial nature of punk at the time, it was moved to a graveyard slot by ITV managers. It consequently received poor ratings and did not return for a second series.

Revolver (UK band)

Revolver (band) were a London-based guitar band in existence from 1990 until 1994, comprising Mat Flint (guitar/vocals), Hamish Brown (bass) and Nick Dewey (drums). Flint and Dewey had been in school bands together, and when the two moved to London in the autumn of 1990 met Brown who completed the line-up.

The band, after attracting attention from several record labels, including Dedicated, One Little Indian, and Creation Records, signed to the Virgin Records subsidiary Hut Records in the summer of 1991. The band quickly picked up a following, supporting the likes of Chapterhouse, Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub and Blur, and gained a lot of press coverage, most notably in NME, Melody Maker and The Face. Their first single, "Heaven Sent An Angel" topped the UK independent charts, as did the follow-up "Crimson", and the third single "Venice". The band specialised in bright, abrasive guitar-pop songs with strong melodies, and were determined (but ultimately failed) to distinguish themselves from the other guitar bands of the era. The UK press lumped them in with the shoegazing movement, a tag with which the band was not comfortable.

A compilation of these first 3 singles was released in the States as "Baby's Angry" on Caroline Records, and gained the band airplay on US college radio. The band toured America in the autumn of 1992, on a co-headlining tour with fellow Caroline Records act Drop Nineteens.

In 1993, Revolver released the single "Cradle Snatch", closely followed by the album Cold Water Flat. Although the songs were more sophisticated than their earlier work, the previous sales failed to repeat; Virgin dropped the band after a final single "I Wear Your Chain" failed to make the top 75. The band recorded an album's worth of demos, but failing to sign a deal with another label split up at the beginning of 1994.

Mat Flint went on to play bass guitar for Death In Vegas from 1996 onwards, and has released a single "Commodity" with his new band Deep Cut in May 2007, on Club AC30 Records.

Nick Dewey played drums for James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers during his solo tour of 2006.

Revolver (song)

"Revolver" is a song by American recording artist Madonna from her third greatest hits compilation, Celebration (2009). It was released on December 14, 2009 by Warner Bros. Records and marked her final single release with the label, which had been her record company since 1982. The song features American rapper Lil Wayne and was written by Madonna, Carlos Battey, Steven Battey, Dwayne Carter, Justin Franks and Brandon Kitchen. It was produced by Madonna and DJ Frank E.

The single release included remixes by David Guetta and Afrojack, which won the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category at the 53rd Grammy Awards. This version also appears on the deluxe version of Guetta's album One More Love (2010). The single also included mixes by Paul van Dyk, Tracy Young and included remixes of " Celebration" by Akon and Felguk. The original album version does not appear on any formats of the release and some versions are credited as "Madonna vs. David Guetta".

An electropop song, "Revolver" features Madonna singing the whole song, with a guest appearance by Wayne near the end. The lyrics talk about juxtaposing love with weaponry. Contemporary critics gave a mixed review of the song. Some praised the chorus line "My love’s a revolver" while others felt that it was underwhelming and not on par with Madonna's previous songs. The single charted in the lower regions of the official charts of Belgium, Canada, Finland and the United Kingdom while reaching number four on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart of United States. The song was performed on The MDNA Tour in 2012, where Madonna wielded a Kalashnikov rifle onstage. The use of weapons in front of the audience generated controversy, after the 2012 Aurora shooting.

Revolver (T-Pain album)

Revolver (stylized as REVOLVEЯ), is the fourth studio album by American rapper T-Pain, released through Konvict Muzik, RCA Records and his own label Nappy Boy Entertainment on December 6, 2011. It is his first album released after the dissolution of his previous label, Jive Records. Recording sessions for the album have taken place from 2009 to 2011. T-Pain stated that the two R's in the word, RevolveЯ have been capitalized so that in the middle, it says "evolve", indicating that T-Pain has evolved as an artist, and as a person in the period from Thr33 Ringz up till RevolveЯ. He later stated that the R's were put to show how people can be deceived, and precept incorrectly without looking at the inside of things, and he then said that this will be the scheme of the album. T-Pain announced that the album would be released on December 6 in the United States in an interview with Lady Jade on the F.A.M.E. tour bus, coincidentally this is the same release date of his first album, Rappa Ternt Sanga back in 2005. At the end of 2009, and throughout the early part of 2010, several singles were released from the album; however, the poor chart performance of these songs caused them to re-dubbed as promotional singles.

Usage examples of "revolver".

His arm moved quickly, and I was peering down at his service revolver, just about level with my appendectomy scar.

Madam reached the bottom, the batwing doors opened and two men stepped in, two men with drawn revolvers in their hands.

In that moment, Heinz Berner had seized the revolver and sprang to his feet, covering the guard.

Brownings and 9mm Lahtis, Polish Radoms, Italian Berretta autos, and Glisenti revolvers, a few dozen Russian Nagant revolvers in poor shape, three different configurations of Spanish Astra pistols, some practically new 7.

I saw that, dangerous as action might be, we must act or be lost, so as the first man came bounding along -- and a great tall fellow he was -- I sent a heavy revolver ball through him, and down he fell at the mouth of the shaft, and slid, shrieking frantically, into the fiery gulf that had been prepared for us.

I had expected a bitter fight from him after the wild tales the natives have been telling of his ferocity, but it was soon evident that he is an arrant coward, for I did not even have to fire my revolver-- a few thumps with the butt of it upon his brainless skull sent him howling into the jungle with his pack at his heels.

Next to the revolver, a single bullet shone brassily in feeble desk light.

He had instructed Brewster in the use of the matched revolvers, giving him a short lecture on gun safety, proper sight alignment, trigger control, and so forth, and Brewster had turned in a game, if not quite adequate performance.

With a quick move, Bronden snatched up a revolver that a Golden Mask had dropped.

Birchill to abandon the contemplated burglary, Birchill obstinately decided to carry out the crime, and left the flat with a revolver in his hand, threatening to murder Sir Horace if he found him, because of his harsh treatmentas he termed itof the girl Fanning.

The magnate and the investigator were seated in chairs under cover of revolvers held by Joe and Harry.

Leveling his revolver, Cardona nudged the bookcase with his shoulder, just as Marotte was bending forward to replace the rubies in their false-tooth containers.

Gaspard Marotte was staring straight into the muzzles of a pair of revolvers.

I used my elbow, colliding with her cheekbone where it met the mastoid and following through with the rest of my arm, sweeping her out of the way while I snatched at the revolver next to my leg.

You do not arrive at the polling booth to find men with revolvers telling you which way to vote, nor are the votes miscounted, nor is there any direct bribery.