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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gonne, Maud Gonne(noun)

    Irish patriot and a founder of the Sinn Fein (1865-1953)


  1. Hand cannon

    A hand cannon or gonne is one of the early forms of firearm. It is possibly the oldest type of small arms, as well as the simplest type of early firearm, as most examples require direct manual external ignition through a touch hole without any form of firing mechanism. It may also be considered a forerunner of the handgun. The hand cannon was widely used in East Asia and later throughout Europe until at least the 1520s, when it was supplanted by matchlock firearms. In modern usage, the term "hand cannon" may also be used colloquially to refer to a pistol, revolver or a rifle chambered for a powerful cartridge such as the .454 Casull or .500 S&W Magnum.


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