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Gun vs. Rifle

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Gunnoun

A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.

‘Guns were considered improvements of crossbows and catapults.’; ‘Looking for wild meat to fill his family's freezer for the winter, the young man quietly raised up his gun at the approaching deer.’;

Riflenoun

A long firearm firing a single projectile, usually with a rifled barrel to improve accuracy.

Gunnoun

A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol, or Derringer.

Riflenoun

A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.

Gunnoun

A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun.

Rifleverb

To search with intent to steal; to ransack, pillage or plunder.

Gunnoun

(military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.

Rifleverb

To scan many items (especially papers) in a set, quickly. (See also riffle[http://verbmall.blogspot.com/2008/05/riffle-or-rifle.html])

‘She made a mess when she rifled through the stack of papers, looking for the title document.’;

Gunnoun

(military) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar.

Rifleverb

To add a spiral to the interior of a gun bore to make a fired bullet spin in flight to improve range and accuracy.

Gunnoun

(figurative) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.Wp

Rifleverb

To strike something with great power.

Gunnoun

A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.

‘There are some guns that are not designed for killing.’;

Rifleverb

(intransitive) To commit robbery.

Gunnoun

Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube.

‘air-pressure pellet gun;’; ‘air rifle;’; ‘BB gun;’; ‘nail gun;’; ‘a potato gun’;

Rifleverb

(transitive) To strip of goods; to rob; to pillage.

Gunnoun

A device or tool that projects a substance.

‘a squirt gun;’; ‘a spray gun;’; ‘a grease gun’;

Rifleverb

To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.

Gunnoun

A device or tool that applies something rather than projecting it.

‘a rivet gun;’; ‘a screw gun;’; ‘a price-label gun’;

Rifleverb

To raffle.

Gunnoun

(surfing) A long surfboard designed for surfing big waves (not the same as a longboard, a gun has a pointed nose and is generally a little narrower).

Rifleverb

To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.

‘Till time shall rifle every youthful grace.’;

Gunnoun

(cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.

Rifleverb

To strip; to rob; to pillage.

‘Stand, sir, and throw us that you have about ye:If not, we'll make you sit and rifle you.’;

Gunnoun

A person who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.

Rifleverb

To raffle.

Gunnoun

The biceps.

Rifleverb

To raffle.

Gunnoun

Violent blasts of wind.

Rifleverb

To commit robbery.

Gunverb

To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.

‘He gunned down the hitmen.’; ‘The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.’;

Rifleverb

To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.

Gunverb

To speed something up.

‘He gunned the engine.’;

Rifleverb

To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.

Gunverb

To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.

‘He’s gunning for you.’;

Riflenoun

A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.

Gunverb

To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.

‘He's been gunning for you ever since you embarrassed him at the party.’;

Riflenoun

A body of soldiers armed with rifles.

Gunverb

To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.

Riflenoun

A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.

Gunverb

nonstandard spelling of going to

‘I'm gun go get da gun from da closet.’;

Riflenoun

a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore;

‘he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired’;

Gunnoun

A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge (such as guncotton or gunpowder) behind, which is ignited by various means. Pistols, rifles, carbines, muskets, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.

‘As swift as a pellet out of a gunneWhen fire is in the powder runne.’; ‘The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man long before there was any gunpowder found out.’;

Rifleverb

steal goods; take as spoils;

‘During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners’;

Gunnoun

A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.

Rifleverb

go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way;

‘Who rifled through my desk drawers?’;

Gunnoun

Violent blasts of wind.

Riflenoun

a gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance

‘a hunting rifle’;

Gunverb

To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.

Riflenoun

troops armed with rifles

‘the Burma Rifles’;

Gunnoun

a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Rifleverb

make spiral grooves in (a gun or its barrel or bore) to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance

‘a line of replacement rifled barrels’;

Gunnoun

large but transportable armament

Rifleverb

hit or kick (a ball) hard and straight

‘Ferguson rifled home his fourth goal of the season’;

Gunnoun

a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)

Rifleverb

search through something in a hurried way in order to find or steal something

‘she rifled through the cassette tapes’; ‘she rifled the house for money’;

Gunnoun

a professional killer who uses a gun

Rifleverb

steal

‘he rifled the dead man's possessions’;

Gunnoun

a hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine

Rifle

A rifle is a long-barrelled firearm designed for accurate shooting, with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves (rifling) cut into the bore wall. In keeping with their focus on accuracy, rifles are typically designed to be held with both hands and braced firmly against the shooter's shoulder via a buttstock for stability during shooting.

Gunnoun

a pedal that controls the throttle valve;

‘he stepped on the gas’;

Gunnoun

the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies;

‘a twenty gun salute’;

Gunverb

shoot with a gun

Gun

A gun is a ranged weapon designed to use a shooting tube (gun barrel) to launch typically solid projectiles, but can also project pressurized liquid (e.g. water guns/cannons, spray guns for painting or pressure washing, projected water disruptors, and technically also flamethrowers), gas (e.g.

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