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Smith & Wesson

Syllabification: Smith & Wes·son
Pronunciation: /smiTH and ˈwesən
 
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Definition of Smith & Wesson in English:

noun

trademark
A type of firearm, in particular a type of revolver.
Example sentences
  • Apart from a combat rifle, he was also armed with an SIG-Sauer pistol, as well as Remington and Smith & Wesson revolvers.
  • One of the hottest Smith & Wessons of late is the Mountain Gun in .45 ACP.
  • The Smith & Wesson 500 is creating quite a commotion in the shooting industry these days.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Horace Smith (1808–93) and Daniel B. Wesson (1825–1906), founders of a US firm of gunsmiths.

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