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firearm

[fahyuh r-ahrm] /ˈfaɪərˌɑrm/
noun
1.
a small arms weapon, as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; fire + arm2
Related forms
firearmed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fire arm

firearm

/ˈfaɪərˌɑːm/
noun
1.
a weapon, esp a portable gun or pistol, from which a projectile can be discharged by an explosion caused by igniting gunpowder, etc
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Word Origin and History for fire arm

firearm

n.

1640s, from fire (n.) + arm (n.2). Related: Firearms.

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