Definitions of small-arm

n a portable gun

firearm, piece
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autoloader, self-loader
a firearm that reloads itself
muzzle loader
an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle
handgun, pistol, shooting iron, side arm
a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
repeater, repeating firearm
a firearm that can fire several rounds without reloading
a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
riot gun
a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death
scattergun, shotgun
firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges
a firearm that has no rifling
.22, twenty-two
a .22 caliber firearm (pistol or rifle)
arquebus, hackbut, hagbut, harquebus
an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon
a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
automatic, automatic pistol
a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
light automatic rifle
a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
firelock, flintlock
a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
a .45-caliber pistol
fowling piece
a light shotgun used for fowling
Garand, Garand rifle, M-1, M-1 rifle
a semiautomatic rifle
gat, rod
a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol
a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen
the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter
a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special
a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
sawed-off shotgun
a shotgun with short barrels
semiautomatic firearm
an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol
a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
precision rifle, sniper rifle
an extremely powerful rifle developed for the military; capable of destroying light armored vehicles and aircraft more than a mile away
twenty-two pistol
a .22-caliber pistol
twenty-two rifle
a .22-caliber rifle
Verey pistol, Very pistol
a pistol for firing Very-light flares
a shoulder rifle
zip gun
a crude homemade pistol
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a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

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