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Definition of 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

Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
Eliot Spitzer

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

Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.
Mehmet Oz

You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don't enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It's not the law-abiding citizens, it's not the person who uses it as a hobby.
Michael Steele

Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate.
Ted Nugent
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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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