revolver

noun re·volv·er \ ri-ˈväl-vər , -ˈvȯl- also -ˈvä-vər or -ˈvȯ-vər \
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of revolver

circa 1835

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REVOLVER Defined for English Language Learners

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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


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revolver

noun re·volv·er \ ri-ˈväl-vər , -ˈvȯl- \

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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