a gun operated by compressed air.
He gets a bunch of things—an air gun, and a train that goes around when you wind her up.
The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories Various
He had owned the air gun two weeks now, and he hadn’t killed a thing.
Frank of Freedom Hill Samuel A. Derieux
The Green Bag inquiry police claimed that an air gun had been discharged at the Prince and made an attack on the crowd.
A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year Edwin Emerson
One of these ‘ere dratted visitors pretendin’ to want an air gun, was all we ‘ad in yesterday.
Kipps H. G. Wells
All day he sat by the open window with his work, an air gun at his side.
The Prodigal Village Irving Bacheller
First you compress some air in the upper part of the barrel of the air gun; then you suddenly release it.
Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
The pistol has no recoil and hardly more noise than an air gun.
The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It Walter Winans
After an inhalation which suggested the charging of an air gun, Mrs. Harnden pulled the verbal trigger.
When Egypt Went Broke Holman Day
They had sun glasses and an air gun and instruments for latitude and longitude.
The Young Alaskans on the Missouri Emerson Hough
I want to borrow an air gun and pot at them, but Miss Carson won’t let me.
The Luckiest Girl in the School Angela Brazil
a gun discharged by means of compressed air
- Air hammer
a pneumatic hammer, usually portable.
- Air harbor
a harbor for hydroplanes, especially seaplanes.
- Air hardening
noting any metal, especially alloy steel, that can be hardened from above its transformation point by cooling in air. noun a process of hardening high-alloy steels by heating and cooling in a current of air Compare oil hardening
an area in enemy territory or in threatened friendly territory, seized by airborne troops for bringing in supplies and additional troops by airdrop or landing. Slang. a scatterbrained, stupid, or simple-minded person; dolt. Contemporary Examples Sure, the critics never quite cottoned to him; they always insinuated that he was an airhead, a blank. Are We […]