flashgun flash"gun` n. a lamp for providing intense momentary light to take a photograph.

Syn: flash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashbulb. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flashgun — ► NOUN ▪ a device which gives a brief flash of intense light, used for taking photographs in poor light …   English terms dictionary

  • flashgun — UK [ˈflæʃɡʌn] / US [ˈflæʃˌɡʌn] noun [countable] Word forms flashgun : singular flashgun plural flashguns a piece of equipment used for producing a flash of light while taking a photograph …   English dictionary

  • flashgun — [[t]flæ̱ʃgʌn[/t]] flashguns N COUNT A flashgun is a device that you can attach to, or that is part of, a camera. It makes bright flashes of light so that you can take photographs indoors …   English dictionary

  • flashgun — /ˈflæʃgʌn / (say flashgun) noun a device which discharges a flashbulb in synchronisation with a camera shutter, or which produces a flash by electronic means …   Australian English dictionary

  • flashgun — noun Date: 1925 a device for producing a bright flash of light for photography …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flashgun — /flash gun /, n. Photog. a device that simultaneously discharges a flashbulb and operates a camera shutter. [1925 30; FLASH + GUN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • flashgun — noun a) An electrically powered device used to trigger a flashbulb b) Any similar unit used to generate repeatable flashes of light for photography …   Wiktionary

  • flashgun — flash|gun [ˈflæʃgʌn] n a piece of equipment that lights a special bright light when you press the button on a camera to take a photograph …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flashgun — flash|gun [ flæʃ,gʌn ] noun count a piece of equipment used for producing a flash of light while taking a photograph …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flashgun — n. device which produces bright flashes of light (part of a camera) …   English contemporary dictionary

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