revolver

noun
re·​volv·​er | \ ri-ˈväl-vər How to pronounce revolver (audio) , -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-vər or -ˈvȯ-vər\

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

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Randy Shell takes the revolver from Marcus and fires the remaining rounds into the body. CBS News, ""To the families we owe justice": Inside NCIS' relentless quest to solve two cold case murders of Navy dependents," 3 July 2019 The man picked up the revolver and started spinning the cylinder. Bob Sandrick, cleveland.com, "Man accidentally shoots himself on Darke Boulevard; two men caught trespassing on construction site: Brook Park Police Blotter," 21 June 2019 An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday. BostonGlobe.com, "US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies," 20 June 2019 According to Vera, the men pilfered credit cards, a GPS, a cell phone, and a .38 special revolver from the homeowner's car before speeding away. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "WATCH: Terrifying Video Captures Armed Burglars Creeping Around Sleeping Kids," 25 Oct. 2016 Squads of Fascists, the squadristi, armed with knives, rifles, and revolvers, assaulted Communists and their sympathizers. Joseph Loconte, National Review, "Mussolini and the End of Liberal Democracy," 25 June 2019 An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday. BostonGlobe.com, "US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies," 20 June 2019 Both teens used a crowbar to open the safe completely and retrieve the ammunition and four guns that had been stored inside: a .22-caliber rifle, a Glock 21 handgun, a 9mm Beretta pistol and a revolver. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "STEM School shooting suspect told police he targeted specific students; teens used cocaine before attack, affidavit says," 20 June 2019 An individual buyer whose name was not released bought the 7mm pocket revolver for 130,000 euros plus taxes on Wednesday. Fox News, "Revolver likely used by Van Gogh sold at Paris auction," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of revolver

circa 1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of revolver was circa 1835

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revolver

noun

English Language Learners Definition of revolver

: 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

noun
re·​volv·​er | \ ri-ˈväl-vər How to pronounce revolver (audio) , -ˈvȯl-\

Kids Definition of revolver

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

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