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Definition of "gun" []

  • A weapon consisting of a metal tube from which a projectile is fired at high velocity into a relatively flat trajectory. (noun)
  • A cannon with a long barrel and a relatively low angle of fire. (noun)
  • A portable firearm, such as a rifle or revolver. (noun)
  • A device resembling a firearm or cannon, as in its ability to project something, such as grease, under pressure or at great speed. (noun)
  • A discharge of a firearm or cannon as a signal or salute. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gun" in a sentence
  • "The term "gun walking" is central to the failure of Fast and Furious."
  • "He heard Evan mention the word gun and refocused his attention."
  • "A few days back, I discussed "getting Zumboed", which is the term gun geeks use for "so outraging the community of one's customers that the backlash jeopardizes one's livelihood.""