Definition of firearm
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder —usually used of small arms
Examples of firearm in a Sentence
revolvers, rifles, and other firearms
will need a permit to carry a firearm
Recent Examples of firearm from the Web
Petterec was in possession of firearm ammunition that was taken from a car parked inside a garage, police said.
Firearms are largely unobtainable for ordinary Chinese, and such attacks are more often carried out with knives or homemade explosives.
Hampton also faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the Forrest City shooting.
An increase in overdoses from prescription and illicit opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, means that deaths caused by drugs exceed those from car accidents and firearms.
In addition to facing 23 counts of auto theft, Mayan and the others also face multiple charges of second-degree burglary, theft of a firearm and an organized crime charge, court documents show.
Daniels and McWillie are charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.
Dr. Bello passed the federal background check, which includes determining whether a buyer belongs to any of nine categories of people prohibited from owning firearms.
If prosecuted for possession of a firearm, Jelks faces a minimum three-year prison sentence.
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Definition of firearm for English Language Learners
: a small gun
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Definition of firearm for Students
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder Hint: Firearm is usually used for a small weapon.
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