riot gun
noun Date: 1916 a small arm used to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death; especially a short-barreled shotgun

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  • riot gun — n: a small arm used to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death; esp: a short barreled shotgun Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • riot gun — ☆ riot gun n. a small firearm, esp. a short barreled repeating shotgun, used to disperse rioters …   English World dictionary

  • Riot gun — In the USA riot gun may also mean a riot shotgun. A US model M 32 6 shot 40 mm launcher, which can be used as a grenade launcher or riot gun depending on the ammunition used …   Wikipedia

  • Riot-gun — Arme de police La police utilise un certain nombre d armement spécifique ou emprunté aux forces armées. Parmi ceux ci figurent des : Revolvers Pistolets Sommaire 1 Des modèles spécifiques 1.1 La Carabine de police 1.2 Le fusil de police ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • riot gun — noun a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death • Hypernyms: ↑firearm, ↑piece, ↑small arm * * * noun : a small arm used to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death; especially : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • riot gun — ri′ot gun n. a gun, esp. a shotgun with a short barrel, for quelling riots rather than inflicting serious injury • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • riot gun — a gun, esp. a shotgun with a short barrel, for quelling riots rather than inflicting serious injury. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Milkor Stopper 37/38 mm riot gun — Milkor Stopper and electric shock baton in use 4 views o …   Wikipedia

  • Riot shotgun — This article refers to shotguns designed for use by law enforcement agencies and private civilians. For related variants intended for military use, see combat shotgun. A riot shotgun is a shotgun designed or modified for use as a primarily… …   Wikipedia

  • gun — I n. 1) to aim; fire; point a gun at smb. 2) to turn a gun on smb. 3) to draw a gun 4) to hold a gun on smb.; to hold a gun to smb. s head 5) to load; unload a gun 6) to man a gun 7) (artillery) to lay ( adjust ) a gun 8) to carry, pack (AE,… …   Combinatory dictionary

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