Definition of Gun muzzle

1. Noun. The open circular discharging end of a gun.

Exact synonyms: Muzzle
Group relationships: Gun
Generic synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Gunpoint, Point

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gun Muzzle

gun control
gun cotton
gun deck
gun dog
gun dogs
gun down
gun emplacement
gun enclosure
gun for
gun for hire
gun fu
gun it
gun lobbies
gun lobby
gun moll
gun muzzle (current term)
gun powder
gun powders
gun rest
gun room
gun shy
gun smoke
gun trigger
gun turret

Literary usage of Gun muzzle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery: Including Close-order Infantry by Hobart Cole Ramsey (1918)
"To bring the line of sight on the target, you elevate your gun muzzle. ... The degree of the elevation of the gun muzzle over the line of sight is the angle ..."

2. The Dover Patrol 1915-1917 by Reginald Bacon (1919)
"The pillars, baulks, and rails were put into position and the gun-muzzle traversed round till its axis was dead over the centre line of the cradle. ..."

3. Sporting Guns and Gunpowders: Comprising a Selection from Reports of by Frederick Toms (1897)
"Six shots—at 70 yards from gun-muzzle to centre of target. Pellets on the target in the six shots, 1580, 1703, 1592, 1747, 1654, 1715. ..."

4. Letters to Young Shooters: (first Series) on the Choice and Use of a Gun by Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1892)
"In such shots the barrels seem to swing faster than you wish, and the gun-muzzle to jump and frisk about the sky. I certainly find a short barrel is awkward ..."

5. Text-book of Ordnance and Gunnery by William Freeland Fullam, Thomas Charles Hart (1905)
"... working on the breech end of the gun-slide, elevates or depresses the gun's muzzle. On firing, the gun's muzzle makes a violent effort to move ..."

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