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firearm

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Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪərɑːm
 
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Definition of firearm in English:

noun

A rifle, pistol, or other portable gun: Jones pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with criminal intent
More 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.
Synonyms
gun, weapon
informal shooter, cannon
North American informal heater, piece, gat, rod, roscoe, shooting iron

Words that rhyme with firearm

tonearm • napalm

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