Definition of revolver
1 : one that revolves
2 : a handgun with a cylinder of several chambers brought successively into line with the barrel and discharged with the same hammer
Recent Examples of revolver from the Web
Bonds reportedly brandished a silver revolver before he was fatally shot by the responding NYPD officers.
Authorities say Klein leaned out a window of an Amtrak train that was stopped at the Naperville station and shot Case once in the abdomen with a .38-caliber revolver.
The man who walked into Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza shop, armed with an AR-15 assault weapon and a revolver to investigate internet rumors has been sentenced to four years in prison.
After about 2 1/2 hours, Mascara added, the man agreed to walk out of his car with Mascara unarmed, with his service revolver left on the backseat.
Viewed from the long arc of history, Revolver was the John the Baptist, clearing the way.
Which naturally means that the album, long regarded as the greatest of the band’s masterworks — now more commonly (and correctly) ranked below both 1965's Rubber Soul and 1966's Revolver — is getting a plush 50th-anniversary release.
The officers retrieved a loaded revolver from Sterling's pocket after the shooting, according to federal authorities.
The .38-caliber revolver has been linked by investigators to the April 28, 2015, killing of Alfred Wiley, 46, in Gary.
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First Known Use of revolver
REVOLVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of revolver for English Language Learners
: a small gun with a container for bullets that turns after the gun is fired and puts another bullet into position to be fired next
REVOLVER Defined for Kids
Definition of revolver for Students
: a pistol having a revolving cylinder holding several bullets all of which may be shot without loading again
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