firearm

noun fire·arm \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌärm \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder usually used of small arms

Examples of firearm in a Sentence

  1. revolvers, rifles, and other firearms

  2. will need a permit to carry a firearm

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First Known Use of firearm

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FIREARM Defined for English Language Learners

firearm

  • : a small gun


FIREARM Defined for Kids

firearm

noun fire·arm \ ˈfīr-ˌärm \
: a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
Hint: Firearm is usually used for a small weapon.


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