Definition of Revolver

1. Noun. A pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets).

Exact synonyms: Six-gun, Six-shooter
Specialized synonyms: Colt
Generic synonyms: Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm

2. Noun. A door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings.
Exact synonyms: Revolving Door
Generic synonyms: Door

Definition of Revolver

1. n. One who, or that which, revolves; specifically, a firearm ( commonly a pistol) with several chambers or barrels so arranged as to revolve on an axis, and be discharged in succession by the same lock; a repeater.

Definition of Revolver

1. Noun. A handgun with a revolving chamber enabling several shots to be fired without reloading. ¹

2. Noun. Agent noun of revolve; something that revolves. ¹

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Definition of Revolver

1. a type of handgun [n -S] - See also: handgun

Lexicographical Neighbors of Revolver

revolutions per minute
revolve about
revolve around
revolver (current term)
revolving charge account
revolving credit
revolving door
revolving doors
revolving fund
revolving loan
revolving loans

Literary usage of Revolver

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

1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"The first requirement is a suitable weapon. If it is to be concealed, a .32 or .38 double action revolver, with 3 or T,Yi inch barrel, is most desirable. ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"Colt's revolver consists of one rifled barrel of considerable strength and a ... The principal rival of Colt's revolver has been the Deane and Adams' ..."

3. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The invention of the revolver, which is discussed under its own head, caused the pistol ... The revolver with its six or seven shots served as an important, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Paragraph 10 of accused's plea was as follows: (10) That the several shots fired by him from the said revolver at said persons at said time and place, ..."

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