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air gun

n.
A gun discharged by compressed air.

air gun

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a gun discharged by means of compressed air

air′ gun`


n.
a gun operated by compressed air.
[1745–55]

air gun

BB gun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.air gun - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed airair gun - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
BB gun - an air gun in which BBs are propelled by compressed air
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
paintball gun - an air gun used in the game of paintball; designed to simulate a semiautomatic
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A CHARITY is renewing its call for air gun licensing in Wales and England after caring for two cats that needed surgery to remove air gun pellets.
With or without the slide action, an air gun produces a recoil force that is lighter than a semiauto .22 LR pistol.
"The Animal Party is now receiving continuous complaints from the public regarding air gun shots which injure or even kill animals wandering around in neighbourhoods, and which also threaten pets," the party's announcement said.
ENPNewswire-August 7, 2019--PGS - Industry Insights Air Gun Arrays
She was returned to the vet, who initially thought it may be an infection - but then later discovered it was actually an air gun pellet lodged in the cat's face.
A TOTAL of 43 animals were shot with an air gun across the Black Country and Staffordshire last year, new figures have revealed.
The surprising statistics have prompted the RSPCA to repeat its call for air gun controls, particularly as the number of reported incidents rise during summer months - when there are more daylight hours.
The charity is now calling for the mandatory licensing of air guns and improved enforcement of air gun legislation.
The registered firearm dealer supplies all kinds of mechanisms from air rifle pellet guns, air pistols, shot guns, cartridges, air gun tuning, BB guns, BB gun air pistols, gun dog training, 22 rimfire, Centrefire, 17 hmr bullet guns and more.
The penalties faced by anyone caught deliberately using an air gun to injure an animal can be up to six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine under the Animal Welfare Act.
Investigation conducted showed that Ali, armed with air gun, shot Ian Jose Ngoho, 28, single, laborer and resident or Purok Tisa around 6:30 p.m.
The Trump administration ruled to allow companies to perform seismic air gun surveying to determine whether oil or gas exists below the Atlantic Ocean floor; municipalities and environmental groups have filed lawsuits to challenge the decision.