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gun,

in general, any weapon that discharges shot, shells, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder or some other explosive from a straight tube. See firearmfirearm,
device consisting essentially of a straight tube to propel shot, shell, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder. Although the Chinese discovered gunpowder as early as the 9th cent., they did not develop firearms until the mid-14th cent.
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; artilleryartillery,
originally meant any large weaponry (including such ancient engines of war as catapults and battering rams) or war material, but later applied only to heavy firearms as opposed to small arms.
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; small armssmall arms,
firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms

The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent.
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Gun

 

(in Russian, ruzh’e), a smoothbore hand firearm.

The gun appeared in the 14th to 15th centuries and was called variously a harquebus, couleuvrin, or, in Russian, pishchal’. After the invention of the matchlock in the 16th century, more sophisticated guns called muskets appeared and were adopted for the infantry. In the late 17th century smoothbore muzzle-loading flintlock guns became widespread in Russia and in the Western European countries. In the 19th century smoothbore firearms were replaced by guns with rifled bores. Smoothbore firearms continued to be used only as hunting guns.

What does it mean when you dream about a gun?

The gun is a symbol of aggression and protection. The dreamer may feel the need for protection from real or perceived danger. The gun can also symbolize aggressive male sexuality.

gun

[gən]
(ordnance)
A piece of ordnance, consisting essentially of a tube or barrel, for throwing projectiles by force, usually the force of an explosive but sometimes that of compressed gas, a spring, or so on.

gun

1. See spray gun.
2. A pressure cylinder for delivering freshly mixed concrete pneumatically.
3. Shotcrete material delivery equipment; also see shotcrete gun.

gun

(jargon)
(ITS, from the ":GUN" command) To forcibly terminate a program or job (computer, not career). "Some idiot left a background process running soaking up half the cycles, so I gunned it."

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Guns

(dreams)
The gun in your dream could represent several different things, so please pay attention to the details and to the mood of the dream. The gun could symbolize the male sex organ, aggression, harshness, and fear. This dream may have sexual connotations, or your unconscious mind may be telling you not to harbor your negative feelings but toexpress them more freely before they become explosive. On the more positive side of things, the gun could simply represent your need to protect yourself either emotionally or physically or both. If the gun in the dream is used to hurt or kill you or someone else, please consider your current difficulties, hostile feelings or serious arguments, which you may have within yourself or with others.
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I could also hear how slow the pellet moved, which leads me to suspect I'm right about this being a dart gun.
1 TARGET: A game warden aims a dart gun at two female rhinos; 2 TRUSSED UP: Guide ropes are attached to one sluggish rhino; 3 HEAVYWEIGHT: Each rhino is lifted by crane into a crate Pictures: CHRISGRIEVE; HOPE: Ros with a rhino; THREAT: Orangutan
Family Dollar is working cooperatively with CPSC to announce this recall because Henry Gordy International has refused to recall the toy dart gun sets.
He came to a stop in a grassy field after the three-mile rampage, and was finally sedated with a tranquilliser dart gun.
I was feeling very tense because Steve was about to use a dart gun for the first time in his life to put the lion to sleep.
A vet with a tranquillising dart gun sedated the bullock and he was driven back to the abbatoir.
Colombian biologists are now planning to sedate the hippos with dart guns before removing them to safety.
Foam dart guns, slingshots and even drones can also pose danger to children's vision.
In 2013, the fund for culling was increased by $7271 for shooters and $576 for dart guns.
But most are not as lucky as Thandi and suffer excruciating deaths as gangs of poachers - in a new twist - paralyse them with dart guns before mutilating their faces.
Net-guns, cage traps, live decoys, snares and dart guns were all used.
There's no shooting them with dart guns, tranquillising them and fitting them with special tracking collars," she added.