Gin is a strong colourless alcoholic drink made from grain and juniper berries.
drunk ; intoxicated ; inebriated
→ gin 2 (sense 5 ), gin 2 (sense 6 ), gin 3
a type of gun which fires projectiles using air pressure
a gun operated by means of compressed air
If you refer to someone as a big gun, you mean that they have a lot of power or influence .
A gun dog is a dog that has been trained to work with a hunter or gamekeeper, especially to find and carry back birds or animals that have been shot .
If someone is gunning for you, they are trying to find a way to harm you or cause you trouble .
the final lap of a race, signaled by the firing of a starter's pistol as the runner in the lead begins the lap
If someone is gun-shy, they are nervous or afraid.
(in science fiction ) a gun that emits rays to paralyse, stun, or destroy
a revolver with six chambers
a miniature nonfunctioning replica of a gun, esp one that children play with
a crude homemade pistol, esp one powered by a spring or rubber band
an air-cooled gas-operated light machine gun taking .303 calibre ammunition : used by British and Commonwealth forces in World War II
an automatic pistol or submachine gun
a gun specially designed for service in direct support of front-line troops
a type of flame-thrower for destroying garden weeds
a device that sets off a flashbulb simultaneously with the opening of the camera shutter
the officers and men in charge of a ship's guns
crime involving the use of a gun
If someone is gunned down, they are shot and severely injured or killed .
laws relating to the possession and use of guns
a group of people who argue for the right of members of the public to be able to own guns
a female criminal or a woman who associates with criminals
on British warships, the junior officers ' quarters, previously, the quarters of the gunner and his mates
a person hired to kill someone, as a gunfighter or professional killer
a light air-cooled drum-fed gas-operated machine gun used chiefly in World War I
an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel and utilizing the recoil force of each shot to maintain automatic fire
a type of simple recoil-operated 9 mm sub-machine-gun first used by Australian forces in World War II
an air gun that fires paint capsules, as used in paintballing
a repeating gun operated by a slide-action mechanism feeding ammunition from a magazine under the barrel into the breech
a small firearm, esp. a short-barreled repeating shotgun, used to disperse rioters
A spray gun is a piece of equipment which you use to spray paint under pressure onto a surface .
a light 9 mm sub-machine-gun formerly used in the British Army and Commonwealth forces, developed during World War II
A stun gun is a device that can immobilize a person or animal for a short time without causing them serious injury.
a submachine gun
→ water pistol
You can use young guns to talk about people, especially young men, who have lots of energy and talent, and are becoming very successful .
a gun that fires a fabric bag containing lead shot, designed to stun or knock the target to the ground
an automatic single- or double-barrelled anti-aircraft gun with a 40 millimetre bore
a light, fast, gas-operated machine gun used by the British army in WWII
kind of machinegun
a device for forcing grease through nipples into bearings, usually consisting of a cylinder with a plunger and nozzle fitted to it
the tube through which the bullet moves when the gun is fired
a violent fight between groups of people in which guns are used
Gun control refers to the laws that restrict the possession and use of guns.
the attitudes, feelings, values, and behaviour of a society, or any social group, in which guns are used
an official document granting a person permission to own and use a gun, usually subject to various restrictions
A gun-runner is someone who takes or sends guns into a country secretly and illegally.