pellet gun

noun

Examples of pellet gun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police said after the incident that the firearm Gonzalez was holding was later found to be a pellet gun that had been made to look like a .357 Magnum revolver. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 Between April and May 2022, seven birds were killed and several others were injured after being shot with a pellet gun at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa. Mona Darwish, Orange County Register, 25 Feb. 2024 His handgun was found to be a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic, police said. USA TODAY, 14 Jan. 2024 His handgun was found to be a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic, police noted. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2024 They were lovingly decorated with accessories and props to match her neighbors’ interests — a giant basketball for a family of sports fans, a pellet gun and a fishing pole for a hunter. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2023 Recently the school board voted to expel a student, but officials would not confirm whether that was the same student involved with the pellet gun incident, citing privacy laws. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 31 Oct. 2022 Conn saw the gun was a BB or pellet gun and tried to take cover before Demers shot him in the right wrist, according to the affidavit. Tracy Neal, Arkansas Online, 25 July 2023 The chief at his press briefing later amended that statement to say it was determined to be a pellet gun. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 10 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pellet gun was in 1952

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“Pellet gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pellet%20gun. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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