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Firearm   /fˈaɪərˌɑrm/  /fˈaɪrˌɑrm/   Listen

A portable gun.  Synonyms: piece, small-arm.

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"Firearm" Quotes from Famous Books

... partially able to substitute gunpowder for the bow. The advantage he has in the protection afforded him by the desolation of his waterless mesas and sage-covered hills is thus in great measure neutralized. What, when he does possess the modern firearm, he is capable of doing with it, the achievements of the Modocs in their volcanic stronghold will attest. But these were few, and soon went down. The extinction of the tribes west and south of the Rio Grande and the Humboldt cannot be many ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Vol. XV., No. 85. January, 1875. • Various

... surprised at this statement, and he was also alarmed. The tipsy man was certainly not the person to have a firearm ...
— Young Auctioneers - The Polishing of a Rolling Stone • Edward Stratemeyer

... put in so much powder, young fellow," cautioned Harvey to a smaller youth, who was about to pour a handful into a chunky firearm. "Don't you know that it's little powder and lots of wadding that makes her ...
— The Rival Campers Ashore - The Mystery of the Mill • Ruel Perley Smith

Words linked to "Firearm" :   rifle, semiautomatic firearm, shotgun, riot gun, lock, repeater, firing pin, scattergun, self-loader, sights, small-arm, .22, smoothbore, handgun, gun, twenty-two, muzzle loader, side arm, pistol, autoloader, shooting iron

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