What is another word for firearm?

Pronunciation: [fˈa͡ɪ͡əɹɑːm] (IPA)

Firearms are a crucial part of our daily lives. There are several synonyms for the term firearm that may come in handy while writing or conversing. A gun or a pistol is the most common alternative term for firearm that everyone knows. The term 'weapon' can also be used to describe firearms as one of the devices used in the art of war. Similarly, 'shooter' and 'rifle' are two synonymous words used to denote firearms. 'Small arms' is a term that refers to weapons that are portable and lighter compared to other firearms. 'Handgun' is yet another synonym for a firearm with a shorter barrel. Therefore, with these synonyms, you can add a range of variety to your writing.

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What are the hyponyms for Firearm?

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  • hyponyms for firearm (as nouns)

    • artifact
      gun.

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Usage examples for Firearm

I knew there was a positive order against the discharge of any firearm without permission, but I was very hungry and there was the pig, so I took deliberate and careful aim, and killed that pig dead.
"Notes of a staff officer of our First New Jersey Brigade on the Seven Day's Battle on the peninsula in 1862"
E. Burd Grubb
The old smooth-bore, muzzle-loading firearm is now entirely obsolete.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou
As if to corroborate his words, at this moment the hush which had fallen upon the frigate's deck was broken by the report of a firearm, and two French grenadiers rushed upon deck from below and came forward hurriedly, one with a hand clapped to a wound in his shoulder.
"The Blue Pavilions"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Famous quotes with Firearm

  • There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers - and you can buy guns without background checks.
    Michael D. Barnes
  • Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal.
    Jeff Miller
  • Merely owning a firearm or having a CPL does not automatically make you a gun rights advocate. In fact, you don't need either.
    Rick Ector
  • With each passing day I am blessed to see, it becomes more increasingly absurd that one needs a license to carry a concealed firearm.
    Rick Ector
  • No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.
    Colin Greenwood

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