popgun


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pop·gun

 (pŏp′gŭn′)
n.
A toy gun that makes a popping noise.

popgun

(ˈpɒpˌɡʌn)
n
a toy gun that fires a pellet or cork by means of compressed air and makes a popping sound

pop•gun

(ˈpɒpˌgʌn)

n.
a toy gun from which a pellet is shot by compressed air.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.popgun - plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping soundpopgun - plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Translations

popgun

[ˈpɒpgʌn] Npistola f de juguete (de aire comprimido)

popgun

[ˈpɒpˌgʌn] nfucile m (or pistola) giocattolo inv (che spara tappi di sughero)
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Then, to my horror, he coolly stooped, placing candle and chair on the leads, and his hands in his pockets, as though it were but a popgun that covered him.
On gala days the town fires its great guns, which echo like popguns to these woods, and some waifs of martial music occasionally penetrate thus far.
'So much the better, Mrs Quilp; these accidental parties are always the pleasantest,' said the dwarf, rubbing his hands so hard that he seemed to be engaged in manufacturing, of the dirt with which they were encrusted, little charges for popguns. 'What!
And they carry him off to load him with fairings; and he returns to Benjy, his hat and coat covered with ribbons, and his pockets crammed with wonderful boxes which open upon ever new boxes, and popguns, and trumpets, and apples, and gilt gingerbread from the stall of Angel Heavens, sole vender thereof, whose booth groans with kings and queens, and elephants and prancing steeds, all gleaming with gold.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
They won't be able to cross-pollinate ideas from other fields." As Adam Hibble, creator of Popgun's music-writing tool, puts it, "This AI has no idea what's culturally relevant or what is politically relevant or whatever it is that is currently important in the Zeitgeist.
None of these interrelated travelers knows the other is at the inn because each is in a separate room: Popgun and Pistoletta are in the Moon, Chloe is in the Sun, and Strephon, perhaps in more ways that one, is in the Lion, where he tries paying his bill with a counterfeit coin.
The few episodes of actual combat are alternately preposterous--Guy's platoon's skirmish on the beach of Dakar in Men at Arms--; sham--Trimmer's Operation "Popgun" in Officers and Gentlemen--; or both--the assault on the Croatian blockhouse where Ritchie-Hook gets killed in Unconditional Surrender.
Initially rain hits their cheeks like "pellets of a popgun." Soon after it increases its force embodying the "character of a raking fusillade" (191).
Facing a popgun attack will be a Hull rearguard built on solidity.
Of course, all this sexy style is no good if the car has popgun performance and, thankfully, there's no danger of that, as the tested model's 1.6-litre THP 200bhp engine has some proper wallop.
"Unfortunately for Nepal, they have a popgun fast bowling-unit and they will find it hard to seriously threaten better teams until they can find someone who bowls in the 130s kph at the very least.