gun

gun
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. firearm (see arms).
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A cannon]
Syn. piece, orDNAnce, heavy orDNAnce, rifle.
Types of large guns include: long gun, siege gun, howitzer, mortar, antitank gun, culverin, field piece, bazooka, pom-pom, antiaircraft gun, ack ack*; see artillery 1 , cannon , rocket .
2. [A portable firearm].
Types of hand-held guns include: rifle, automatic rifle, semiautomatic rifle, repeating rifle, repeater, recoilless rifle, air rifle, BB gun, air gun, shotgun, sawed-off shotgun, double-barreled shotgun, magazine shotgun, pump-action gun, fowling piece, musket, flintlock, wheel lock, hand gun, muzzle-loader, breech-loader, squirrel gun, needle gun, blunderbuss, carbine, machine gun, submachine gun, Uzi, AK-47, M-1, M-14, M-16, machine pistol, long rifle, laser gun, matchlock, revolver, pistol, automatic, semiautomatic, 9-mm., derringer, horse pistol, gat*, persuader*, rod*, piece*, heater*, burp gun*, Saturday night special*, zip gun*; see also machine gun , pistol .
3. [A device suggestive of a gun]
Syn. spray gun, air brush, grease gun, atomizer, syringe, tranquilizer gun.
give it the gun*,
Syn. quicken, stimulate, speed up, accelerate; see hasten 2 .
go Great guns*,
Syn. do well, succeed, triumph; see prosper .
jump the gun*,
Syn. start too soon, act inappropriately, give oneself away; see begin 1 , hurry 1 .
stick to one's guns,
Syn. maintain one's position, be firm, sustain; see endure 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
firearm, revolver, pistol, *six-shooter, *shooting iron, rifle, carbine, shotgun, *peashooter, *Saturday night special, *.38 special, *.45, *equalizer, *rod, *piece, *enforcer, *heater, *roscoe. ''[That which]
makes men equal, a citizen's musket fires as well as a nobleman's.''—Heinriche Heine.
WORD FIND
ammunition receptacle: clip, magazine, cylinder
antique: blunderbuss, breechloader, Colt six-shooter, flintlock, Gatling gun, musket, muzzle loader
attack rifle: assault rifle
back explosion: backfire
barrel end: muzzle
barrel portion receiving bullet: chamber
bead: sight
bore: caliber, gauge
brush: swab
butt: stock
case: holster
cock: hammer
colored finish on metal parts: blueing
gunfire: fusillade, enfilade, volley, salvo
handle: grip
knife mounting: bayonet
locking mechanism: safety
manufacturer: Colt, Magnum, Luger, Winchester, Smith and Wesson, Beretta, Remington, Uzi
plug placed in muzzle for safety: tampion
quieting attachment: silencer, suppressor
rear portion: breech
recoil after firing: kick
revolver’s ability to shoot without first cocking hammer: double-action
revolving cartridge holder: cylinder
trigger needing only slight pull: hair trigger
single-shot pistol: derringer
sliding rod that pushes cartridge into firing chamber: bolt
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To wound or kill with a firearm. Often used with down: pick off, shoot. Slang: plug. See HELP.

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