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pump gun

  1. a shotgun or rifle having a pump-action mechanism.
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Origin of pump gun

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for pump gun

Historical Examples of pump gun

  • Yes, just as a fellow will work his pump-gun, after firing a round.

    The Saddle Boys at Circle Ranch

    James Carson

  • Id like to run across something worth taking a crack at with my pump-gun.

  • A much more serviceable gun to repel a counter-attack would be one firing buckshot like a pump-gun.

British Dictionary definitions for pump gun

pump gun

  1. a repeating gun operated by a slide-action mechanism feeding ammunition from a magazine under the barrel into the breech
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