air gun

noun

Definition of air gun

1 :a gun from which a projectile is propelled by compressed air
2 :any of various hand tools that work by compressed air; especially :airbrush

First Known Use of air gun

circa 1753


AIR GUN Defined for English Language Learners

air gun

noun

Definition of air gun for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

air gun

noun

medical Definition of air gun

:jet injector
  • The UN [United Nations] would like air guns, delivering vaccine doses without using needles.
  • —Laurie GarrettNewsday26 Sept. 1996

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