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elephant gun

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noun
  1. a gun of very large caliber, as .410 or greater, used in killing elephants or other big game.
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Historical Examples

  • I told him I had been down-town fetching an elephant-gun which I had left to be mended.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • So he even brought along an elephant-gun, which his cousin had used in India.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer

  • The door opened and Jane Hubbard appeared, slipping a fresh cartridge into the elephant-gun.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • Jane Hubbard's robuster course was to raise the elephant-gun, point it at the front door, and pull the trigger.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • If somebody loosed off an elephant-gun at me in a dark corridor, I would climb on to the roof and pull it up after me.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for elephant gun

elephant gun

noun
  1. a gun used in the hunting of elephants
  2. Australian slang a surfboard for riding large waves
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