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  1. a person or company that makes guns.
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Origin of gunmaker

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gun1, maker
Related formsgun·mak·ing, noun
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Examples from the Web for gunmaker

Historical Examples

  • I went also to Poppenreuter the gunmaker's house, and found wonderful things there.

    Albert Durer

    T. Sturge Moore

  • “Oh, you want it for the pocket,” the gunmaker said with renewed surprise in his tone.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • “It is really one of our best make, my lady,” said the gunmaker.

    First in the Field

    George Manville Fenn

  • I believe I tormented every gunmaker in the West End to death.

  • The shooter knows what is necessary, often far better than the gunmaker.