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gun

noun /ɡan/
any weapon which fires bullets or shells
arma de fuego; pistola
He fired a gun at the burglar.
gunboat noun a small warship with large guns.
cañonera
gunfire noun the firing of guns
tiro, tiroteo, fuego
I could hear the sound of gunfire in the distance.
gunman noun ( plural gunmen) a criminal who uses a gun to kill or rob people
pistolero
Three gunmen robbed the bank.
gunpowder noun an explosive in the form of a powder.
pólvora
gunshot noun the sound of a gun firing
disparo, tiro, cañonazo, escopetazo
I heard a gunshot and a man dropped dead.
stick to one’s guns to hold to one’s position in an argument etc
mantenerse en sus trece
No-one believed her story, but she stuck to her guns.
(Definition of gun from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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