rail gun


Definition of rail gun

: an electromagnetic catapult designed to hurl projectiles at extremely high speeds — compare mass driver

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First Known Use of rail gun

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rail gun

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“Rail gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rail%20gun. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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