Firearm

a weapon that has a barrel through which a bullet or some other missile can be fired - e.g., a hand-gun, shotgun or airgun

Firearm

A firearm is a portable gun, being a barreled weapon that launches one or more projectiles often driven by the action of an explosive force. The first primitive firearms were invented in 13th century China when the man portable fire lance (a bamboo or metal tube that could shoot ignited gunpowder) was combined with projectiles such as scrap metal,...
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Firearm

• (n.) A gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.
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firearm

piece 3 small-arm noun a portable gun; `he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster`
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Firearm

[tool] A firearm can be used primarily as a tool, instead of as a weapon, to project either single or multiple objects 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 is technically known as deflagration. In older fir...
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Firearm

Fire'arm` (-ärm`) noun A gun, pistol, or any weapon from which a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder.
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Firearm

Any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or any destructive device. 18 U.S.C.
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firearm

firearm, device consisting essentially of a straight tube to propel shot, shell, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder. Although the Chinese discovered gunpowder as early as the 9th cent., they did not develop firearms until the mid-14th cent. By that time, firearms, particularly in the form of h...
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firearm

Weapon from which projectiles are discharged by the combustion of an explosive. Firearms are generally divided into two main sections:artillery (ordnance or cannon), with a bore greater than 2.54...
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firearm

Weapon from which projectiles are discharged by the combustion of an explosive. Firearms are generally divided into two main sections: artillery (ordnance or cannon), with a bore greater than 2.54 cm/1 in, and small arms, with a bore of less than 2.54 cm/1 in. Although gunpowder was known...
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firearm

[n] - a portable gun
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