Definition of airgun in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛːɡʌn/


1A gun which 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.
2 (also hot-air gun) A tool used to strip paint by means of a stream of very hot air.
Example sentences
  • 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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