Some articles on gun, guns:
... 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 ... 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 ...
... 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 response to the failure at Colenso ... 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 (15,100 m), followed by a Boer ... reports 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 ...
... The gun was used to equip Male versions of the early British tanks, Mk I - Mk III ... 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 ...
... 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 ... Arsenal and in 1891 became the first Royal Navy gun using the Armstrong wire-wound construction ...
... 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 (Elswick) Battery RA (V) Mk V naval gun at Royal ...
More definitions of "gun":
- (noun): A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel).
- (noun): A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability).
- (verb): Shoot with a gun.
- (noun): A hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine.
- (noun): A pedal that controls the throttle valve.
Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle
- (noun): A professional killer who uses a gun.
Synonyms: gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter
- (noun): The discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies.
Example: "A twenty gun salute"
Famous quotes containing the word gun:
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”
—Dwight D. Eisenhower (18901969)
“As for fowling, during the last years that I carried a gun my excuse was that I was studying ornithology, and sought only new or rare birds. But I confess that I am now inclined to think that there is a finer way of studying ornithology than this. It requires so much closer attention to the habits of the birds, that, if for that reason only, I have been willing to omit the gun.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“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)