a gun of very large caliber, as .410 or greater, used in killing elephants or other big game.
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How to use elephant gun in a sentence
One poor fellow had his thigh smashed by a ball from an elephant gun, from which he afterwards died.The Matabele Campaign | R. S. S. Baden-Powell
I never woke up the whole camp by letting go an elephant gun at a jackal.
They told of finding the camp abandoned by Mowbray, and the General showed the fragments of the broken elephant-gun.
A moment later she tore free, but Jack's elephant-gun crashed out and she lay still.
The elephant gun figured in still another tale, this time of a vicious rhinoceros.The Hunters | William Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for elephant gun
a gun used in the hunting of elephants
Australian slang a surfboard for riding large waves
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