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noun 
  1. (context, Military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity. JP 1-02.
  2. (context, Military) A cannon with tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar. JP 1-02.
  3. A very portable, short weapon, for hand use; a bullet or projectile-firing weapon; a handgun.
  4. A less portable, long weapon; a bullet or projectile firing weapon; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic, or a shotgun (or, historically, a musket or other firearm now obsolete).
This is my rifle, this is my gun. One is for fighting, one is for fun. (U.S. military cadence, used to make recruits memorize that the only correct term for a soldier's firearm is 'rifle', not some 'gun'.)
  1. Any weapon that launches a projectile from a tube, even if it is not a firearm, e.g., potato gun, air-pressure pellet gun.
  2. Any device or tool that projects a payload in a superficially similar fashion to a firearm, e.g., nail gun, squirt gun, spray gun, grease gun.
  3. A device or tool shaped like a pistol and operated in similar fashion by pulling a trigger with the index finger, e.g., rivet gun, price gun, screw gun.
  4. (context, surfing) A long surfboard designed for surfing big waves (not the same as a longboard, a gun has a pointed nose and is generally a little narrower).
2000: by the winter of 1962, the Brewer Surfboards Hawaii was the most in-demand big-wave equipment on the North Shore. — Drew Kampion at surfline.com http://www.surfline.com/surfaz/surfaz.cfm?id=766
  1. (context, colloquial, usually plural) biceps.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: vuurwapen , geweer
  • Italian: fucile
  • Spanish: arma de fuego
  • French: fusil
verb (gun, n, ing)
  1. (italbrac, with "down") To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.
He gunned down the hitmen.
The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.
  1. To speed something up.
He gunned the engine up.
  1. To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
He"s gunning for you.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: opdrijven
Etymology: Lady Gunilda which was a huge crossbow that used powerful shot. It later became used for firearms like cannons and muskets. The (Ger.) woman"s name "Gundahild" and similarly means "war-sword".


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