Definition of firearm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfī(ə)rˌärm/


A rifle, pistol, or other portable gun.
Example sentences
  • He is also accused of possessing a firearm and an imitation firearm.
  • Three firearms, an electric stun gun and three canisters of CS spray were also recovered.
  • Chief Superintendent John Lacy has now called for a crackdown on replica firearms and airguns.
gun, weapon, rifle, pistol, handgun, revolver
informal shooter, piece, heat

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Syllabification: fire·arm

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