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Firearm   /fˈaɪərˌɑrm/  /fˈaɪrˌɑrm/   Listen
Firearm

noun
1.
A portable gun.  Synonyms: piece, small-arm.



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"Firearm" Quotes from Famous Books



... words, at this moment the hush which had fallen upon the frigate's deck was broken by the report of a firearm, and two French grenadiers rushed upon deck from below and came forward hurriedly, one with a hand clapped to a wound ...
— The Blue Pavilions • Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... Guy levelled his firearm. It is exasperating when a sister can't enter into the spirit of the thing better than that. Who ever heard of a sentry being told, on challenging, 'not to be a donkey'? 'My orders are to fire on all suspicious persons,' ...
— The Talking Horse - And Other Tales • F. Anstey

... A firearm exploded behind Amber, singeing his cheek with its flame. He fell over sideways, barely escaping the head of the cobra, which, with its hood blown to tatters, writhed in convulsions, its malignant tongue straining forth as if in one last attempt to ...
— The Bronze Bell • Louis Joseph Vance

... thrust in his kammerbund, so that the muzzle points behind him. This weapon has a small single-hand musket stock, and the bell-mouthed barrel is filled nearly to the muzzle with powder and round bullets the size of buckshot. This formidable firearm is for hand-to-hand fighting on horseback, and at ten paces might easily be warranted to blow a ...
— Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II. - From Teheran To Yokohama • Thomas Stevens



Words linked to "Firearm" :   scattergun, small-arm, autoloader, shooting iron, firing pin, automatic firearm, muzzle loader, piece, gun, smoothbore, twenty-two, lock, repeater, side arm, riot gun, handgun, pistol, sights, .22, self-loader, rifle, semiautomatic firearm, shotgun



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