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Gun meaning

gun - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Gin
  2. 2. A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles by the explosion of gunpowder, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge behind, which is ignited by various means. Muskets, rifles, carbines, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.
  3. 3. A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.
  4. 4. Violent blasts of wind.
  5. 5. To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.
  6. 6. Instrument for throwing balls or shot by means of gunpowder.

gun - examples of usage

  1. Jeffrey nodded and took the gun. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. They don't seem to think anything about the feelings of those likely to get hurt when the gun goes off. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. I'd just as soon trust you with a gun. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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