BB gun


chiefly US
: a gun that uses air pressure to fire small metal balls (called BBs)

Examples of BB gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His guy showed up with his pregnant wife, son, dog, a saw and a BB gun, and proceeded to cut a bunch of holes in the ceiling and walls. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2024 Police officers at the scene discovered a black plastic BB gun in Sablan’s car as well as a pair of silver handcuffs in his back pocket, the complaint stated. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023 As each chick passes under, the machine’s nozzles make a PFFT! sound, like a BB gun, and shoot two wax eyes onto each chick. Kevin Dupzyk Christopher Payne, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2023

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“BB gun.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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