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[flash-guhn] /ˈflæʃˌgʌn/
noun, Photography.
a device that simultaneously discharges a flashbulb and operates a camera shutter.
Origin of flashgun
First recorded in 1925-30; flash + gun1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You'd never settle the argument, unless you could put a camera and a flash gun on a whale and get an instrument-report from it.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for flash gun

flash gun

a type of electronic flash, attachable to or sometimes incorporated in a camera, that emits a very brief flash of light when the shutter is open
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