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BB gun

n.
A small air rifle that shoots BBs.
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Noun1.BB gun - an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
air gun, air rifle, airgun - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
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The parents of the boys, who have launched a petition calling for tougher regulation, said: "BB guns should be taken off sale.