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revolver

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noun re·volv·er \ri-ˈväl-vər, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-vər or -ˈvȯ-vər\

Simple Definition of revolver

  • : a small gun with a container for bullets that turns after the gun is fired and puts another bullet into position to be fired next

Full Definition of revolver

  1. 1 :  one that revolves

  2. 2 :  a handgun with a cylinder of several chambers brought successively into line with the barrel and discharged with the same hammer

Circa 1835

First Known Use of revolver

circa 1835

Rhymes with revolver


REVOLVER Defined for Kids

revolver

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noun re·volv·er \ri-ˈväl-vər, -ˈvȯl-\

Definition of revolver

  1. :  a pistol having a revolving cylinder holding several bullets all of which may be shot without loading again





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