[ lawng guhn, long ]
/ ˈlɔŋ ˈgʌn, ˈlɒŋ /
a handheld firearm with a long barrel, as a rifle, designed to be fired when braced against the shoulder: Grab your long guns, and let’s get in some target practice.
Ordnance. a mounted firearm, as a cannon, with a long barrel, especially as compared to a shorter-barreled howitzer: Near the foot of the watchtower was planted a long gun charged with the finest British powder.
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Origin of long gun
First recorded in 1530–40
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