Meaning of “firearm” in the English Dictionary

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"firearm" in British English

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firearmnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪər.ɑːm/ us /ˈfaɪr.ɑːrm/ formal

a gun that can be carried easily:

He was found guilty of possessing an unlicensed firearm.

(Definition of “firearm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firearm" in American English

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firearmnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌɑrm/

a gun that can be carried easily:

Pistols and revolvers are firearms.

(Definition of “firearm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)