revolver

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noun re·volv·er \ri-ˈväl-vər, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-vər or -ˈvȯ-vər\

Definition of revolver

  1. 1 :  one that revolves

  2. 2 :  a handgun with a cylinder of several chambers brought successively into line with the barrel and discharged with the same hammer

Circa 1835

First Known Use of revolver

circa 1835


REVOLVER Defined for English Language Learners

revolver

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noun re·volv·er \ri-ˈväl-vər, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-vər or -ˈvȯ-vər\

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

revolver

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noun re·volv·er \ri-ˈväl-vər, -ˈvȯl-\

Definition of revolver for Students

  1. :  a pistol having a revolving cylinder holding several bullets all of which may be shot without loading again



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