- an influential or important person or thing: He's a big gun in science.
Related Words for big gundominant, authoritative, leading, persuasive, famous, important, significant, strong, prominent, renowned, preeminent, outstanding, famed, illustrious, distinguished, well-known, noted, big-name, esteemed, ordnance
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Historical Examples of big gun
The war services were honeycombed with men who were big-gun experts.Our Army at the Front
Big-gun teaching is amusing; trigger-teaching is suggestive.
I am sure tens of thousands of rifle-cartridges were fired at them, and hundreds of rounds of big-gun shells.In the Russian Ranks
A nineteen-year-old big-gun pointer sits atop of his bicycle saddle, and the enemy fleet is swinging into range.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
In big-gun teaching the teacher thinks; in trigger-teaching the teacher thinks how to get his scholars to think.
- informal an important or influential person