[ flash-guhn ]
/ ˈflæʃˌgʌn /
a device that simultaneously discharges a flashbulb and operates a camera shutter.
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Origin of flashgun
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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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