Definition of Gun barrel
1. Noun. A tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired.
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Literary usage of Gun barrel
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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Brown Вея« means brown barrel. TV barrels were browned to keep them í-.чп rusting. (Dutch, but. a gun-barrel; ! ..."
2. Echoes from the Rocky Mountains: Reminiscences and Thrilling Incidents of by John Wesley Clampitt (1888)
"Directly west from Greeley runs the famous "gun-barrel road," pointing straight to Long's Peak, ... Over this "gun-barrel road," on your way to Long's Peak, ..."
3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1849)
"The middle part of the gun-barrel is filled with 400 grammes or more of iron turnings, harpsichord wire, and iron filings (filings alone stop up the tube ..."
4. Elements of Chemistry by John Lee Comstock (1853)
"Nearly fill a gun-barrel with iron turnings, the cleaner and brighter the better. Then place the barrel across a furnace, as shown by Fig, 72, and attach to ..."