flash·​gun | \ ˈflash-ˌgən How to pronounce flashgun (audio) \

Definition of flashgun

: a device for producing a bright flash of light for photography

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Recent Examples on the Web A kit including the K-m, an 18-55mm DA-L lens and a separate flashgun will cost $700. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Pentax Aims New DSLR at Beginners," 22 Sep. 2008

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First Known Use of flashgun

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Flashgun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flashgun. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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