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Smith & Wesson

Syllabification: Smith & Wes·son
Pronunciation: /smiTH and ˈwesən/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Smith & Wesson in English:


A type of firearm, in particular a type of revolver.


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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