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gun

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
  • while her father preferred hunting with a crossbow, she preferred a gun

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2 guns plural large firearms (as cannon or rockets)
  • the field commander called for the big guns to be deployed for the full-scale assault

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gun

verb

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to strike with a missile from a gun
  • traded stories of the Wild West, when outlaws gunned men down in broad daylight and in cold blood

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The first known use of gun was in the 14th century

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“Gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gun. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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