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

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In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018 In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018 In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018 In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018 But a nasty feud erupted between Shoob and the district attorney’s office in March 2015 in a trial against a man charged with using an air gun to commit a robbery. Bill Rankin, ajc, "Georgia juries are left in the dark when it comes to punishment," 8 June 2018 The lawsuit, which aims to stop the issuance of permits for the use of seismic air guns, will be filed by a coalition of environmental groups in federal court in South Carolina on Tuesday, according to the individuals. Meg Kinnard, The Seattle Times, "Environmental groups to sue over offshore drilling tests," 10 Dec. 2018 In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018 In the case of the Roma child, police concluded she was shot by an air gun that an Italian man fired from his balcony. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Italy: Black athlete's injury among cases probed for racism," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of air gun

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of air gun was circa 1753

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air gun

noun

English Language Learners Definition of air gun

: a gun that uses air pressure to shoot small pellets

air gun

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Medical Definition of air gun

: 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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