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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun firearm:

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The word firearm is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun firearm

What does firearm mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: firearms

  1. a portable gun
    • example: he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of firearm: piece / small-arm
    • more generic word: gun = a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • firing pin = striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer
      • lock = a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun
      • sights = an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument

Alternative definition of the noun firearm

noun

  1. A personal weapon that uses explosive powder to propel a metal (usually lead) projectile.

Characters

  1. Firearm was a comic book series created by writer James Dale Robinson and artists Howard Chaykin and Cully Hamner for Malibu Comics' Ultraverse imprint, which lasted 18 issues, with an additional 0 issue. The 0 issue included a 35-minute Firearm movie, on VHS. The series was about Alec Swan, a private investigator who, against his own wishes, becomes embroiled in cases involving the strange and the ultra-human.
  2. Firearm: Si Firearm ay isang kathang-isip na karakter ng Marvel Comics.

Miscellanea

Firearm: A firearm can be used primarily as a tool, instead of as a weapon, to project either single or multiple objects at high velocity through a controlled explosion. The firing is achieved by the gases produced through rapid, confined burning of a propellant. This process of rapid burning is technically known as deflagration. In older firearms, this propellant was typically black powder, but modern firearms use smokeless powder, cordite, or other propellants. Many firearms such as mortars do not have rifled bores to impart spin to the projectile for improved flight stability, such as is seen with firearms used as weapons, although some are rifled. The lack of rifling can prevent tangling of grappling hook lines, buoy lines, and such, although some firearms intended for use at the longest ranges in these applications are rifled.

Phrases with Firearm

  1. automatic firearm
  2. repeating firearm
  3. semiautomatic firearm

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Firearm

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Google previewAssembly Bill (1985)

an additional term of imprisonment in the 18 state prison for four years, if the firearm is a machine gun, 19 as defined by Section 12200, or a sawed-off shotgun,

Google previewGuardians of Necessity (2015)

The Ultimate Human Right and Obligation by Scott Hathway Barlow

Firearms: A firearm is the weapon of choice for many. Its clear advantage is that it is the most...

Google previewSteam Shovel and Dredge (1922)

A small caliber repeating rifle that can be quickly converted into a target pistol or a pocket firearm is the invention of a noted European explorer. One of the late inventions is an electric bundle tier which will greatly facilitate the tieing of bundles ...

Google previewThe International Bookbinder (1922)

A small caliber repeating rifle that can be quickly converted into a target pistol or a pocket firearm is the invention of a noted European explorer. One of the late inventions is an electric bundle tier which will greatly facilitate the tieing of bundles ...

Google previewBrief Tutorial on Firearm (2015)

History, Techniques & Science by L.H. Teh

The first firearm is the fire-lance from which the idea of canon comes from, is a gunpowder-filled tube attached to the end of a spear and used to launch the projectile, sometimes shrapnel was placed in the barrel so that it would fly out together ...

Google previewThe Killer and the Comic (2013)

by Andy Bloch

firearm is a paradox...A hasty neglect to the essence of...murder.

Google previewA Dictionary of Law (2009)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

firearm n.For thepurposesofthe Firearms Act1968, any potentially lethal weapon witha barrelthat can fireashot, bullet, or other missile or any weaponclassified asa *prohibited weapon (evenifitisnot lethal). The Act created ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

The third and final point regarding recognizing firearm injuries involves the occasional case wherein a non-firearm injury is misinterpreted as a gunshot wound. The circumstances surrounding the event will often clarify the fact that the injury is ...

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

Every firearm has its own characteristics and it can sometimes take many months to find the optimum combination of bullet design, bullet lubricant, powder charge, wadding material and cleaning technique for a particular firearm - all in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1901)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

did then and there, intentionally, and without malice,3 point or aim a certain firearm, to wit, a revolver, at or toward one Lizzie Kinney, against the form of (concluding as in Form No. 10700). II. DISCHARGING ...

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Quotes about Firearm

Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal. (Jeff Miller)
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Scrabble value of F4I1R1E1A1R1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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