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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

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

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

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

Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer - its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins.
Robert Mugabe

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