Some articles on gun, guns:
... The gun was used to equip Male versions of the early British tanks, Mk I - Mk III ... battlefield experience, and the existing Hotchkiss 6 pounder naval gun appeared to most closely meet the need ... A single gun was mounted in each sponson (side barbette), i.e ...
... The QF 4.7 inch Gun Mks I, II, III, and IV were a family of British quick-firing 120-mm naval and coast defence guns of the late 1880s and 1890s which served with the navies ... were also mounted on various wheeled carriages to provide the British Army with a long range gun ... The gun was originally designed to replace the older BL 5 inch (127 mm) naval guns ...
... A gun of the Elswick Battery that served in the Second Boer War is displayed in the Royal Artillery Museum, London Another Elswick gun is with 203 (E ...
... During the Second Boer War one gun was brought ashore from HMS Terrible in Natal in February 1900 at the request of General Buller, presumably in ... It is reported on 17 February to have fired from "Gun Hill" (a small kopje 2 two miles (3 km) north of Chieveley) and knocked out a Boer gun at 16,500 yards (15,10 ... firing from the same position on a Boer gun at 15,000 yards (14,000 m) at 28° elevation and falling 200 yards (180 m) short ...
... These guns were developed to exploit the new "QF" technology, which involved loading the propellant charge in a brass case with primer in its base ... The Mk I was an Elswick gun of built up construction ... II was built by Woolwich Arsenal and in 1891 became the first Royal Navy gun using the Armstrong wire-wound construction ...
More definitions of "gun":
- (verb): Shoot with a gun.
- (noun): A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability).
- (noun): A professional killer who uses a gun.
Synonyms: gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter
- (noun): A pedal that controls the throttle valve.
Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle
- (noun): The discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies.
Example: "A twenty gun salute"
- (noun): A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel).
Famous quotes containing the word gun:
“I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.”
—David Mamet, U.S. screenwriter, and Brian DePalma. Al Capone (Robert DeNiro)
“Id like to say I didnt intend to kill her. But when you have a gun ... you always intend ... when you have to.”
—Ketti Frings (19151981)
“Though I had not come a-hunting, and felt some compunctions about accompanying the hunters, I wished to see a moose near at hand, and was not sorry to learn how the Indian managed to kill one. I went as reporter or chaplain to the hunters,and the chaplain has been known to carry a gun himself.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)