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Definition of the noun airgun
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noun - plural: -
- a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- alternative spelling: air gun
- synonym of airgun: air rifle
- more generic word: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ; New Maps and Many Original American Articles by Eminent Authors ; with New American Supplement
Airgun is the least mountainous canton of Switzerland. It forms part of a great table-land to the north of the Alps and the east of the Inn. having a general elevation of from 1200. to 1500 feet.
Environmental Impact Statement
Airgun An airgun is a pneumatic device which discharges a bubble of compressed air int the water column to create seismic energy. Airguns of 40 cubic—inch (in ) capacity are sometimes used in high resolution surveys.
by William Ashcroft
An airgun is a steel cylinder ranging up to about 2,000 cubic inches in volume. The cylinder is pumped full of high-pressure air (2,000 psi) which is suddenly vented to the sea. The bubble of air expands until its internal pressure is less than ...
Firearms Control (2010)
by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Home Affairs Committee
The airgun is the stepping stone for many who will use firearms a little later. It provides a means of instilling discipline, safety and responsibility.
Applied Seismology (2005)
A Comprehensive Guide to Seismic Theory and Application by Mamdouh R. Gadallah, Ray L. Fisher
A single airgun is a poor energy source because of its bubble effect. This is shown in Figure 5–26. When the compressed air is introduced into the water, it creates an air bubble that rapidly expands, and the pressure in the bubble becomes ...
Hunting with Air Rifles (2014)
The Complete Guide by Matthew Manning
An airgun is a precision instrument; it takes time and effort to get one properlyzeroed, ...
by Project Gutenberg
AIRGUN, a gun in ...
An analytical dictionary of the English language, in which the words are explained in the order of their natural affinity, independent of alphabetical arrangement ... (1836)
by David Booth
An Airgun, or Windgun, instead of a lock, has a hollow copper globe, which is filled with Air, highly compressed by means of a condensing syringe ; and the piece is discharged by the rapid expansion of this air, when allowed to rush in at the ...
An Analytical Dictionary of the English Language in which the words are explained in the order of their natural affinity, independent of alphabetical arrangement, and the signification of each is traced from its etymology ... To which are added, an introduction, containing a new grammar of the language, and an alphabetical index, etc (1835)
by David BOOTH (Author of the Analytical Dictionary.)
An AIRGUN, or Wmnoun, instead of a lock, has a hollow copper globe, which is filled with Air, highly compressed by means of a condensing syringe; and the piece is discharged by the rapid expansion of this air, when allowed to rush in at the ...
In which the Words are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement; and the Signification of Each is Traced from Its Etymology ... to which are Added, an Introduction, Containing a New Grammar of the Language, and an Alphabetical Index, for the Ease of Consultation by David Booth
An AIRGUN, or WINDGUN, instead of a lock, has a hollow copper globe, which is filled with Air, highly compressed by means of a condensing syringe; and the piece is discharged by the rapid expansion of this air, when allowed to rush in at ...
by George Crabb
AirOam, an airgun converted into a walking-stick. Air-Chamber, any vacuity in a machine or stove, &c., wherein air is contained. AirDrm'n, an aperture through which cold air descends. Air-Escape, a contrivance for letting off the air from ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
AIRGUN, a musket or gun in which compressed air, instead of powder, is made the propelling agent. AIR-HOLE, an opening to admit or discharge air. IR-PIPE, a pipe for the escape or supp] of air. AIR-PLANTS, plants rooted on others, and ...
Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker ... Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names by James Knowles
AIRGUN, airgun, n. A species of gun charged with air, instead of powder. AIR- HOLDER, a'r-hdld-er, n. An instrument for holding air for the purpose of counteracting the pressure of a decreasing column of mercury. AIRHOLE, a'r-hul, n. A hole ...
by Amandus Vandendriessche
AIRGUN, begun, bun, done, dun, forerun, fun, gun, none, nun, one, outrun, pun, run, shun, son, spun, stun, sun, ton, tun. t\>o>v 751. AIR-HOLE, bole, bowl, cariole, cajole, coal, cole, condole, console, control, creole, dole, droll, enroll, extoll, ...
Irish English Dictionary (1904)
by Patrick Stephen Dinneen
Airgun, -$m, m., a Am ( ) ' AIR 16.
Airgun Airmass An artificial source of vibration used for submarine exploration. Path traversed by starlight before it reaches the detector. Airy George Sir George Bidell Airy served as the director of Greenwich Observatory of England from ...
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