firearm


noun

  1. a small arms weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder.

noun

  1. a weapon, esp a portable gun or pistol, from which a projectile can be discharged by an explosion caused by igniting gunpowder, etc
n.

1640s, from fire (n.) + arm (n.2). Related: Firearms.

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