- a gun of very large caliber, as .410 or greater, used in killing elephants or other big game.
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Examples from the Web for elephant gun
I told him I had been down-town fetching an elephant-gun which I had left to be mended.
So he even brought along an elephant-gun, which his cousin had used in India.The Prairie Wife
The door opened and Jane Hubbard appeared, slipping a fresh cartridge into the elephant-gun.
Jane Hubbard's robuster course was to raise the elephant-gun, point it at the front door, and pull the trigger.
If somebody loosed off an elephant-gun at me in a dark corridor, I would climb on to the roof and pull it up after me.
- a gun used in the hunting of elephants
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