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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

According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself.
Bill Cosby

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

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

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Clint Eastwood

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out.
Bill Cosby
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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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