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Definition of the noun air gun

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  1. a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • alternative spelling: airgun
    • synonym of air gun: air rifle
    • more generic word: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
    • more specific terms:
      • BB gun = an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
      • paintball gun = an air gun used in the game of paintball

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Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

AIR GUN, a pneumatic machine for exploding bullets, &c. The common air gun is made of brass, and has two barrels j the inside barrel A, Plate a, Fig. 10. which is of a small bore, from whence the bullets are exploded ; and a large barrel ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

An air gun on an improved construction is shown in Fig. 21. where A is the barrel, resembling that of a common gun, and c a hollow copper vessel, perfectly air tight , screwed to a steel tube 6, having a moveable pin in the inside, which is ...

Google previewA New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1763)

The common air gun is made of brafs, and has two barrels ; the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation (2004)

by Stephen Bull

HMAS Admirable Class Aerobus Agent Orange Air Gun Airacobra (and Kingcobra) Airacomet Aircraft Aircraft Carrier Airship Akagi Akula Class Alabama, USS Alaska Class Alba core Albatros Alger ie Alkali (AA-1) Missile Alouette America's ...

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