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flashgun

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

First recorded in 1925–30; flash + gun1
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British Dictionary definitions for flashgun

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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