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air gun

noun

Simple Definition of air gun

  • : a gun that uses air pressure to shoot small pellets

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of air gun

  1. 1 :  a gun from which a projectile is propelled by compressed air

  2. 2 :  any of various hand tools that work by compressed air; especially :  airbrush

Circa 1753

First Known Use of air gun

circa 1753


Medical Dictionary

air gun

noun

Medical Definition of air gun

  1. :  jet injector <The UN [United Nations] would like air guns, delivering vaccine doses without using needles.—Laurie Garrett, Newsday, 26 Sept. 1996>




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