Synonyms of "gun""gun" in a sentence
- Noun: gun gún
Verb: gun (gunned,gunning) gún
- A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
- Large but transportable armament
- artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance
- A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
- A professional killer who uses a gun
- gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter
- A hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
- A pedal that controls the throttle valve
- accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], throttle
- The discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
"two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
- Shoot with a gun
Derived forms: gunned, gunning, guns
See also: gun down, gunner
Type of: arm, armament, blast, discharge, firing, firing off, foot lever, foot pedal, liquidator, manslayer, murderer, pedal, pump, shoot, shooter, shot, treadle, weapon, weapon system
Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, automobile, battery, car, machine, motorcar, plane
Encyclopedia: Gun Gun, with Occasional Music
n. a leader; the key member of a group.
• Who's the gun around here?
• Bruno is the gun, and what he says goes.
See spray gun.2.
A pressure cylinder for delivering freshly mixed concrete pneumatically.3.
Shotcrete material delivery equipment; also see shotcrete gun.
be gunning for sth
to be trying very hard to achieve sth or to get sth:
The board is gunning for a price of €40 per share.
She's definitely gunning for the top job.
■ noun ⇨ BIG adj., ⇨ HIRED GUN, LASER GUN, STAPLE GUN
1. A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.
2. A cannon with tube length 30 calibers or more.
See also howitzer; mortar.
See ELECTRON GUN.
<jargon> (ITS, from the ":GUN" command) To forcibly terminate a program or job (computer, not career). "Some idiot left a background process running soaking up half the cycles, so I gunned it."
- The ship came within range of the guns.
- He cocked his gun and laid it beside him.
- Old tom used to give the gun a character.
- Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
- I pulled the trigger and the gun went off.
- If you get a gun stuck, let me know.
- Tanner yanked the gun free of the arab.
- The guns squeaked and lumbered.
- He used to run guns across the border.
- His hand felt for the bolt of the machine gun.
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