What does firearm mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. firearm, piece, small-arm(noun)

    a portable gun

    "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"


  1. firearm(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Firearm(noun)

    a gun, pistol, or any weapon from a shot is discharged by the force of an explosive substance, as gunpowder


  1. Firearm

    A firearm is a portable gun, being a barreled weapon that launches one or more projectiles often defined by the action of an explosive. The first firearms in the world were invented in 13th century China when the man portable fire lance was combined with projectiles such as scrap metal, broken porcelain, or darts/arrows. The technology gradually spread through the rest of East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and then into Europe. In older firearms, the propellant was typically black powder, but modern firearms use smokeless powder or other propellants. Most modern firearms have rifled barrels to impart spin to the projectile for improved flight stability. Modern firearms are typically described by their bore diameter or calibre or gauge, the type of action employed together with the usual means of deportment. They may be further distinguished by reference to the type of barrel used and the barrel length, the design's primary intended target, or the commonly accepted name for a particular variation.

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How to say firearm in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of firearm in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of firearm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of firearm in a Sentence

  1. Agent Dave Coulson:

    Every crime scene has a story, every firearm has a story.

  2. Milwaukee Police:

    The individual did turn toward the officer with a firearm in his hand.

  3. Kyle Aspinwall:

    In my opinion, the firearm shown in the video stills is a Glock pistol.

  4. Police Rajesh Kumar:

    Some unknown people have fired on him and he died due to firearm injury.

  5. Police Chief Jerry Dyer:

    There was no firearm on this individual, there was no firearm found in the pickup.

Images & Illustrations of firearm

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