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Definition of Gun

Gun

  1. of Gin
  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. A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.
  4. Violent blasts of wind.
  5. To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Gun Quotations

A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
Prince Philip

I'm Ric Flair! The Stylin', profilin', limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin' n' dealin' son of a gun!
Ric Flair

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Daniel Boone

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
Yasser Arafat
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Gun Translations

gun in Dutch is roer, geweer
gun in French is as, rigolo, fusil, pistolet
gun in Italian is rivoltella, pistola, cannone, fucile
gun in Portuguese is injetor, espingarda
gun in Spanish is as, escopeta, fusil, arma de fuego, pistola
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