informing gun


noun

a gun fired by a warship to signal its intention to search a merchant vessel.

Nearby words

  1. informatory double,
  2. informed,
  3. informed consent,
  4. informer,
  5. informercial,
  6. informosome,
  7. infortunate,
  8. infortunately,
  9. infortune,
  10. infotainment

Also called affirming gun.

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