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[guhn-mey-ker] /ˈgʌnˌmeɪ kər/
a person or company that makes guns.
Origin of gunmaker
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at gun1, maker
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gunmaking, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I went also to Poppenreuter the gunmaker's house, and found wonderful things there.

    Albert Durer T. Sturge Moore
  • “Oh, you want it for the pocket,” the gunmaker said with renewed surprise in his tone.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • “It is really one of our best make, my lady,” said the gunmaker.

    First in the Field George Manville Fenn
  • I believe I tormented every gunmaker in the West End to death.

  • The shooter knows what is necessary, often far better than the gunmaker.

  • He had himself begged the gunmaker to say little to anyone about his shooting.

  • The weapons were chosen by the four seconds at a gunmaker's.

  • Yet he was, and remained to the end, plain Patrick Mullen, blacksmith and gunmaker.

    A Ten Year War Jacob A. Riis
  • Before leaving town, we visited our gunmaker, with the intention of ordering some cartridges.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • His detailed information on the subject of firearms was worthy of a gunmaker's pet 'prentice.

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