pellet gun
noun Date: 1952 air gun 1

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  • pellet gun — noun a) A small gun that propels a pellet by using a compressed spring, rather than an explosion of gunpowder or other means. b) A low power air pistol …   Wiktionary

  • Pellet — are small particles typically created by compressing an original material. Specific items often termed pellet include:* Pelletizing is the industrial process used to create pellets, using a pellet mill * Plastic resin pellet, a raw material used… …   Wikipedia

  • Pellet — Pel let, n. [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. {Platoon}.] 1. A little ball; as, a pellet of wax ? paper. [1913 Webster] 2. A bullet; a ball for firearms. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] As swift as a pellet out of a gun.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pellet molding — Pellet Pel let, n. [F. pelote, LL. pelota, pilota, fr. L. pila a ball. Cf. {Platoon}.] 1. A little ball; as, a pellet of wax ? paper. [1913 Webster] 2. A bullet; a ball for firearms. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] As swift as a pellet out of a gun …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun — (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which throws or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun barrel — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun carriage — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun cotton — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun deck — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun fire — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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