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Small-arm   /smɔl-ɑrm/   Listen
Small-arm

noun
1.
A portable gun.  Synonyms: firearm, piece.






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"Small-arm" Quotes from Famous Books



... There never was a simpler sensational task in the world than that of seizing the Pretoria fort—fifty men could have done it. But there was more to be done than the mere taking. In the fort there were known to be some 10,000 rifles, ten or twelve field-pieces, and 12,000,000 rounds of small-arm ammunition; and it was designed to seize the fort and the railway on the night of the outbreak and, by means of one or two trains, to carry off as much of the material as ...
— The Transvaal from Within - A Private Record of Public Affairs • J. P. Fitzpatrick

... continued the captain, "and have regular small-arm practice, for Mr Ensler said there was no knowing where we might find ourselves; and there's no mistake about it, gentlemen, there's plenty of piracy out in the East still, specially in the Malay and ...
— Jack at Sea - All Work and no Play made him a Dull Boy • George Manville Fenn

... her antagonist in that position was of the greatest consequence to the "Marlborough," as she might thus rake her fore and aft, receiving but little damage in return. An officer and two or three men sprang into the "Marlborough's" mizen rigging to secure the bowsprit to it. The French small-arm men rushed forward to prevent this being done, by keeping up a fire of musketry. The two seamen fell. The lieutenant still hung in the rigging, but the rope with which he was lashing the bowsprit to it was shot from his hand; no other was within reach. ...
— The Grateful Indian - And other Stories • W.H.G. Kingston



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



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