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single-barrel

[sing-guh l-bar-uh l]
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noun
  1. a gun having one barrel, especially a shotgun.

Origin of single-barrel

First recorded in 1840–50
Related formssin·gle-bar·reled; especially British, sin·gle-bar·relled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for single-barrel

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • Lucky I was right about its being a single-barrel, ain't it?

    Vandemark's Folly

    Herbert Quick

  • 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.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies


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