popgun
noun Date: 1622 a toy gun that usually shoots a cork and produces a popping sound

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Popgun — Pop gun , n. A child s gun; a tube and rammer for shooting pellets, with a popping noise, by compression of air. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popgun — ► NOUN ▪ a child s toy gun which shoots a harmless pellet or cork …   English terms dictionary

  • popgun — [päp′gun΄] n. a toy gun that shoots harmless pellets or corks by air compression, with a pop …   English World dictionary

  • popgun — /ˈpɒpgʌn/ (say popgun) noun a child s toy gun from which a pellet is shot with a loud pop by compressed air …   Australian English dictionary

  • popgun — /pop gun /, n. a child s toy gun from which a pellet is shot by compressed air, producing a loud pop. [1655 65; POP1 + GUN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • popgun — pop|gun [ pap,gʌn ] noun count a children s toy gun that shoots harmless small objects …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • popgun — n. toy gun, cap gun that produces a popping sound when fired …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popgun — noun 1》 a child s toy gun which shoots a harmless pellet or cork. 2》 a small, inefficient, or antiquated gun …   English new terms dictionary

  • popgun — pop•gun [[t]ˈpɒpˌgʌn[/t]] n. a toy gun from which a pellet is shot by compressed air • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • popgun — n. 1 a child s toy gun which shoots a pellet etc. by the compression of air with a piston. 2 derog. an inefficient firearm …   Useful english dictionary

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