Definition of airgun in English:

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airgun

Pronunciation: /ˈerˌɡən/

noun

A gun that fires pellets using compressed air.
Example sentences
  • She had been walking with her husband along Dean Row Road on March 20 when she was hit close to her eye by a pellet fired from an air gun.
  • These are not the air guns which have a built-in pressurised air canister, but the type which uses individual gas cartridges from which an air gun pellet can be fired.
  • Random shots fired by an air gun shattered glass at the TV office building in Neihu and its surrounding area yesterday.

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Syllabification: airgun

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