Definition of Air gun

1. Noun. A gun that propels a projectile by compressed air.

Exact synonyms: Air Rifle, Airgun
Specialized synonyms: Bb Gun, Paintball Gun
Generic synonyms: Gun

Definition of Air gun

1. Noun. A gun that propels a projectile by compressed air. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Air Gun

air filter
air filters
air flow
air flows
air force
air force academy
air force officer
air forces
air freshener
air gas
air group
air guitar
air guitarist
air guitarists
air guitars
air gun (current term)
air guns
air hammer
air hockey
air hole
air horn
air hose
air hostess
air hunger
air intake
air jacket
air jackets
air kerma rate
air kiss
air lane

Literary usage of Air gun

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1869)
"AN IMMENSE AIR-GUN. One of our most successful inventors and engineers has l patented, and the specification has been published, of an enoi- mous air-gun of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Some varieties of air-gun have the condensing syringe detached, ... One inventor has devised a form of air-gun with two barrels — one of small bore for the ..."

3. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"The air-gun is a pneumatic engine for firing bullets or other projectiles by ... The child's popgun illustrates the principle of thee air-gun : a pellet is ..."

4. A Treatise on Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Dionysius Lardner, Benjamin Franklin Joslin (1836)
"THE air gun is an instrument for projecting balls or other missiles by the elastic force of condensed air. A strong metal ball is constructed, ..."

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