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elephant gun

noun
1.
a gun of very large caliber, as .410 or greater, used in killing elephants or other big game.
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  • She talked to me about this elephant gun, and explained its mechanism.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • A thirty-thirty is a powerful weapon, but it isn't an elephant gun.

    The Strength of the Pines Edison Marshall
  • I settled to look after Tota for the first march, and to give the elephant gun to Indaba-zimbi.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • He threw the elephant gun forward and fired at the centre of the palisade.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
  • I unslung my elephant gun from my shoulders and waited, calling to the men below to come up with all possible speed.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • I yelled, setting the example by letting off both barrels of my elephant gun into the thickest part of the company opposite to me.

    Maiwa's Revenge H. Rider Haggard
  • Then I fired the elephant gun, which was loaded with slugs, right into the thick of them.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard
  • One poor fellow had his thigh smashed by a ball from an elephant gun, from which he afterwards died.

    The Matabele Campaign R. S. S. Baden-Powell
  • A single other soldier appeared in pursuit, but one of my boys at the top fired my elephant gun at him.

    Maiwa's Revenge H. Rider Haggard
  • Sam revised his private commination service in order to include the elephant gun.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for elephant gun

elephant gun

noun
1.
a gun used in the hunting of elephants
2.
(Austral, slang) a surfboard for riding large waves
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