BB gun
airgun air"gun`, air gun air" gun`(g[u^]n`). A kind of gun in which the elastic force of condensed air is used to discharge the ball. The air is powerfully compressed into a reservoir attached to the gun, by a condensing pump, and is controlled by a valve actuated by the trigger. The common {BB gun} is a type of air gun. [1913 Webster]

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  • BB gun — [ bi bi ,gʌn ] noun count AMERICAN a gun that shoots small round bullets called BBs using air pressure …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • BB gun — UK [ˈbiː biː ˌɡʌn] / US [ˈbɪ bɪ ˌɡʌn] noun [countable] Word forms BB gun : singular BB gun plural BB guns American an air gun …   English dictionary

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