riot gun


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ri′ot gun`


n.
a gun, esp. a shotgun with a short barrel, for quelling riots rather than inflicting serious injury.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riot gun - a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or deathriot gun - a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
References in periodicals archive ?
6 claimed either to have not used a riot gun on the day of the incident or to not know who used the riot gun that injured Berkin.
A 40mm riot gun that fires a plastic baton designed to stun at up to 25m
It was a 20-inch barreled, riot gun in 10 gauge and marked along the barrel "TPD" or "Tucson Police Department.
My intention from the start with this project was not to build a reproduction of an original Model 1897 Riot gun or a piece for Cowboy Action competition.
She almost appears shy when she smiles and proudly shows off her three guns - a 9mm Beretta, a home-made sawn-off shotgun and a riot gun.
The usual practice with American and Constabulary personnel was to work in pairs, one armed with a Krag and the other with a Winchester riot gun.
A 40mm riot gun that fires a plastic baton designed to stun at up to 25m 5 Pouch containing cartridges of plastic batons for the gun
Assuming it's a standard, non-military issue riot gun in 70 to 80 percent condition, its value would be in the $500 to $600 range.
With the integration of women and smaller-stature officers into the nation's police forces, the law-enforcement community found it had a problem when training officers with the 12-gauge riot gun.