What does bb gun mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. BB gun(noun)

    an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air


  1. BB gun(Noun)

    a gun that shoots BB-size pellets, typically using compressed air, or sometimes just a compressed spring.


  1. BB gun

    BB guns are a type of air gun designed to shoot projectiles named BBs after the birdshot pellet of approximately the same size. These projectiles are usually spherical but can also be pointed/or triangular; those are usually used for bird hunting. Modern day BB guns usually have a barrel with a bore and caliber of 0.177 inches. BB shot for modern BB guns are usually steel, plated either with zinc or copper to resist corrosion, and measure 0.171 to 0.173 inches in diameter. Some manufacturers also still make lead balls of slightly larger diameter and which are generally intended for use in rifled BB gun barrels, as were formerly used in BB guns. One of the most famous BB guns is the Red Ryder BB Gun by Daisy Outdoor Products, modeled after the western Winchester rifle. First introduced in 1938, the BB gun became an iconic American toy, and is still in production today. The cultural significance of the BB gun is restricted to North America, and the term BB gun is generally unknown outside North America.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bb gun in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bb gun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mao Zedong:

    Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' Our principle is that the Communist Party commands the gun and the gun will never be allowed to command the Party.

  2. Carl T. Rowan, Jr.:

    Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.

  3. Lowell Duckett:

    Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It's quicker to pull your Smith & Wesson than to dial 911 if you're being robbed.

  4. Josh Sugarmann:

    Assault weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons --anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

  5. Toni Wellen:

    I think that it is a method that the NRA uses because they want to push gun sales, the concept that is being sold is that you ’d better get your gun or they’re coming to take your gun away. Gun violence prevention is about gun violence prevention, not about gun control. No-ones taking away people’s guns.

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