unfired

adjective
un·​fired | \ ˌən-ˈfī(-ə)rd How to pronounce unfired (audio) \

Definition of unfired

: not fired an unfired rifle especially : not baked in a kiln unfired clay pots

Examples of unfired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haig’s fingerprints were found on unfired bullets in Paddock’s hotel suite, and ammunition also bore tool marks consistent with Haig’s reloading equipment, authorities said. Washington Post, "Arizona man gets 13 months in Vegas shooting ammunition case," 30 June 2020 The barrel ejectors clear empty hulls, but will only lift unfired shells. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "Best Shotguns: 7 Great 28 Gauges for Upland Hunting," 15 June 2020 There is a reason many used 29s come with a half-box of unfired ammunition. Field & Stream, "The 30 Best Handguns for Outdoorsmen," 17 Sep. 2019 Law enforcement first began to investigate Haig after discovering unfired .308-caliber (7.62mm) rounds in gunman Stephen Paddock’s hotel room, the Mercury News reported. Fox News, "Arizona man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas massacre gunman pleads guilty," 20 Nov. 2019 Authorities said Haig’s fingerprints were found on unfired tracer and armor-piercing bullets in the high-rise hotel suite from which shooter Stephen Paddock rained gunfire into an open-air concert crowd before killing himself. Ken Ritter, azcentral, "Mesa man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case to change not guilty plea," 13 Nov. 2019 Authorities said Haig’s fingerprints were found on unfired tracer and armor-piercing bullets in the high-rise hotel suite from which shooter Stephen Paddock rained gunfire into an open-air concert crowd before killing himself. Washington Post, "Man charged in Vegas massacre ammunition case changing plea," 13 Nov. 2019 Many original houses—hundreds of years old, made of unfired clay brick, with upturned eaves—remain. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 In most of the incidents, the suspect used marbles or unfired bullets, said Kyle Andersen, a public information specialist for the sheriff’s office. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "18-year-old from Bel Air served summons for vandalism caused by slingshot," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of unfired

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfired. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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