Definition of airgun in English:


Line breaks: air¦gun
Pronunciation: /ˈɛːgʌn


  • 1A gun which fires pellets using compressed air.
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    • 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.
  • 2 (also hot-air gun) A tool used to strip paint by means of a stream of very hot air.
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    • Take the hard work out of removing wallpaper and paint with a steam stripper and hot air gun.
    • Take care with hot air methods close to glass; even an electric hot air gun can crack glass.
    • Modern emulsion paints come off brick very well using a hot air gun and a paint scraper.

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