Definition of Remington in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈremiNGtən/


1 trademark A make of firearm.
Example sentences
  • It resembles many of the English revolvers more closely than the Colts and Remingtons.
  • Today, shooting condition examples of original Springfields, Remingtons and Sharps are not uncommon on the antique gun market, plus newly manufactured Sharps, Remingtons, and Ballards are readily available.
  • These current Remingtons are true to the original design except for the cylinder which is approximately one-eighth inch longer to accommodate many of the .45 Colt loads currently available.
2( trademark in the UK) A typewriter, especially a large manual one formerly used in offices.
Example sentences
  • In 1897 he purchased a Remington typewriter so he could dictate his novels to a typist instead of writing them longhand.
  • I bought myself a Remington Streamline Portable half a year ago, my first contact with a manual typewriter, and I couldn't be happier.
  • Indeed, at the time when I began to work for him, he had reached a state at which the click of a Remington machine acted as a positive spur.


Mid 19th century: named after Eliphalet Remington (1793–1861) and his son Philo (1816–89), gunsmiths of Ilion, New York, the original manufacturers.

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Syllabification: Rem·ing·ton

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