[sing-guh l-bar-uh l]
- a gun having one barrel, especially a shotgun.
Origin of single-barrel
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for single-barrel
He already had his forefinger on the trigger of his "single-barrel."Anderson Crow, Detective
George Barr McCutcheon
A single-barrel will soon make a sportsman the keenest of shots.
Lucky I was right about its being a single-barrel, ain't it?Vandemark's Folly
I began with talk to Mr. Jewell about a single-barrel breech-loader our house was controlling, and quoted it at $7.20, sixty days.A Man of Samples
Wm. H. Maher
The single-barrel gun has passed out of modern sport; but I remember mine with regret, and think I shall some day buy another.