pellet gun

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The office wrote that investigators found a Toyota car key, firearms, replica pellet guns, clothing and cellphones at Wedington’s residence after executing a search warrant Nov. 1. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "19-year-old man is charged with two Baltimore carjackings, allegedly used tool sales to lure victims," 11 Dec. 2019 The realistic-looking gun turned out to be an airsoft pellet gun. Robert Garrison, The Denver Post, "Denver mosque threat suspect believed armed with airsoft rifle bonds out of jail," 17 Nov. 2019 Loehmann fatally shot Tamir as the 12-year-old boy played with a pellet gun Nov. 22, 2014, outside the Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland’s West Side. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Judge upholds Cleveland’s firing of Timothy Loehmann, ex-officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice," 20 Dec. 2019 Police said Tuesday say the 17-year-old student had pointed a pellet gun at another student's head during a fight between the students Monday. CBS News, "Officer shoots student who stabbed him in another Wisconsin school incident," 3 Dec. 2019 Human rights groups and local media have reported that Indian troops are firing pellet guns at protesters. Mukhtar Ahmad, CNN, "Under the curtain: Kashmir residents contend with pellet guns and restrictions," 28 Aug. 2019 On Monday, a resource officer at Waukesha South High School helped clear students out of a classroom after a student pointed a pellet gun at another student’s head. Michael Melia, courant.com, "In US schools, resource officers woven into daily life," 10 Dec. 2019 On Monday, a Waukesha police officer shot a 17-year-old Waukesha South High School student who pointed a pellet gun at another student’s head. Scott Bauer, chicagotribune.com, "Governor: Wisconsin must ‘step up’ after school shootings on consecutive days," 4 Dec. 2019 At Waukesha South High School, 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Oshkosh in suburban Milwaukee, the student apparently grew angry with another student and pointed a pellet gun at the other student. Anchorage Daily News, "Wisconsin officers on front lines in 2 student shootings," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pellet gun

1952, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2020

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“Pellet gun.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pellet%20gun. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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