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Definition of the noun airgun

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noun - plural: -

  1. 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
    • 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 previewA Petroleum Geologist's Guide to Seismic Reflection (2011)

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 ...

Google previewFirearms 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. Most of today's adults who shoot in the field or on the target range will have started with airguns.

Google previewApplied 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 ...

Google previewHunting 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, ...

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewAn analytical dictionary of the English language (1830)

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 ...

Google previewAn 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 ...

Google previewAn 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 ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia;Volume 1 of 28 (2012)

by Project Gutenberg

AIRGUN, a gun in which the force employed to propel the bullet is the elasticity of compressed atmospheric air. It has attached to it, or constructed in it, a reservoir of compressed air, a portion of which, liberated into the space behind the bullet ...

Google previewA Technical Dictionary; Or, A Dictionary Explaining the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1851)

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 ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

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 ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1851)

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 ...

Google previewFather Van's progressive dictionary for versification (1900)

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, ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

airgun Br. /Am. BB gun/ rifle from which a projectile is propelled by compresed air. airhole Am.air current that causes an airplane todrop suddenly. airhop Am. take ...

Google previewIrish English Dictionary (1904)

by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

Airgun, -$m, m., a Am ( ) ' AIR 16.

Google previewReverse English Dictionary (1999)

Based on Phonological and Morphological Principles by Gustav Muthmann

n shogun abbr Jun n bun v,n,adj dun n fun v,n gun n machine-gun n grease-gun n minute-gun n whaling-gun n spring-gun n Bren-gun n tommy-gun n spray-gun n flashgun n popgun n airgun n shotgun pp begun n shogun n Hun v shun n nun ...

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