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revolver

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɒlvə
 
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Definition of revolver in English:

noun

1A pistol with revolving chambers enabling several shots to be fired without reloading.
Example sentences
  • The weapons included a revolver, a semi-automatic pistol and a sub-machine gun.
  • As Luke Fine drew and fired his Colt revolver, Charlie spun to his left as the bullets whizzed by him.
  • That's why full-size and large-frame pistols and revolvers sell better than pocket handguns.
2An agreement to provide revolving credit.
Example sentences
  • For good measure, O'Brien also won approval for his company's new international Swiss holding company to borrow directly against the revolver.
  • On Thursday, the parent of American Airlines, AMR Corp., said it planned to draw from its $255 million revolver to reduce its credit card reserves, following similar actions in the last week from General Motors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and a handful of other companies.
  • In a business context, a revolver frequently is secured by the borrower's receivables and/or inventory.

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