flashgun

[ flash-guhn ]
/ ˈflæʃˌgʌn /

noun Photography.

a device that simultaneously discharges a flashbulb and operates a camera shutter.

Nearby words

  1. flashbulb memory,
  2. flashcard,
  3. flashcube,
  4. flashed glass,
  5. flasher,
  6. flashing,
  7. flashing point,
  8. flashingly,
  9. flashlight,
  10. flashlight fish

Origin of flashgun

First recorded in 1925–30; flash + gun1

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British Dictionary definitions for flash gun

flash gun

noun

a type of electronic flash, attachable to or sometimes incorporated in a camera, that emits a very brief flash of light when the shutter is open
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