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
First Known Use of firearm
FIREARM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of firearm for English Language Learners
: a small gun
FIREARM Defined for Kids
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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