Definition of "firearm" []

  • A weapon, especially a pistol or rifle, capable of firing a projectile and using an explosive charge as a propellant. (noun)
  • A weapon, esp a portable gun or pistol, from which a projectile can be discharged by an explosion caused by igniting gunpowder, etc (noun)

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Use "firearm" in a sentence
  • "The term firearm is not otherwise defined in the statute."
  • "Equipment (I assume the firearm is the biggest issue here) +1 Good Comment?"
  • "Hand held bows are archery equipment, a firearm is a gun, a crossbow is somewhere in between,,, ,although the ATA and even the NRA is trying to convince people otherwise."