firearm

  • 1 firearm — index gun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 firearm n. A gun; a device that uses an explo …

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  • 2 Firearm — Fire arm (f[imac]r [aum]rm ), n. A gun, pistol, or any weapon from which a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 firearm — 1640s, from FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.) + ARM (Cf. arm) (2). Related: Firearms …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 firearm — [n] gun handgun, heat*, musket, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, weapon; concept 500 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 firearm — ► NOUN ▪ a rifle, pistol, or other portable gun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 firearm — [fīr′ärm΄] n. any weapon from which a shot is fired by the force of an explosion; esp., such a weapon small enough to be carried, as a rifle or pistol …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Firearm — A firearm is a tool that projects either single or multiple projectiles at high velocity through a controlled explosion. The firing is achieved by the gases produced through rapid, confined burning of a propellant. This process of rapid burning… …

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  • 8 firearm — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ imitation (BrE), replica ▪ unlicensed ▪ loaded ▪ concealed ▪ defensive (AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 firearm — UK [ˈfaɪərˌɑː(r)m] / US [ˈfaɪrˌɑrm] noun [countable] Word forms firearm : singular firearm plural firearms formal a gun, especially a small gun that you hold in one hand …

    English dictionary

  • 10 firearm — An instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell, or bullets by the action of gunpowder exploded within it. A weapon which acts by force of gunpowder. This word comprises all sorts of guns, fowling pieces, blunderbusses, pistols, etc. In… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 firearm — fire|arm [ˈfaıəra:m US ˈfaıra:rm] n formal a gun ▪ He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 firearm — noun Date: 1646 a weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder usually used of small arms …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 firearm — firearmed, adj. /fuyeur ahrm /, n. a small arms weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder. [1640 50; FIRE + ARM2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 firearm — noun A personal weapon that uses explosive powder to propel a metal (usually lead) projectile …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 firearm — Synonyms and related words: automatic, blowgun, blowpipe, flamethrower, gat, gun, handgun, heater, musket, peashooter, piece, pistol, repeater, revolver, rifle, rod, sawed off shotgun, shooting iron, shotgun, six gun, six shooter …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 firearm — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See arms. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gun, sidearm, pistol, revolver; see gun 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. gun, pistol, revolver, rifle, *shooting iron, carbine, shotgun, sawed off shotgun,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 firearm — fire|arm [ faır,arm ] noun count FORMAL a gun, especially a small gun that you hold in one hand …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 firearm —    An assembly of a barrel and action from which a projectile(s) is propelled by products of combustion …

    Forensic science glossary

  • 19 firearm — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟ərɑː(r)m[/t]] firearms N COUNT: usu pl Firearms are guns. [FORMAL] He was also charged with illegal possession of firearms... He was jailed for firearms offences …

    English dictionary

  • 20 firearm — fire·arm || faɪə(r)ɑːm n. weapon from which a projectile is discharged by means of gunpowder (i.e. rifle, pistol) …

    English contemporary dictionary

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