Origin of revolver
Related Words for revolverpistol, bomb, sword, gun, missile, cannon, rifle, machete, ammunition, firearm, knife, shotgun, revolver, musket, weapon, handgun, piece, mortar, hardware, catapult
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Contemporary Examples of revolver
Peters qualified as an “expert” on the M16A1 in 1993 and the .38 revolver in 1995.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters
October 13, 2014
On November 4, 1928, someone put a revolver slug into Rothstein's body in Room 349 of the Park Central Hotel.Portrait of the Consummate Con Man
May 17, 2014
When Carson replied yes, Morales allegedly shot him in the head with a revolver.New York Shooting Highlights Surge in Hate Crimes
May 20, 2013
She had been shot with a revolver by the front door, he with a military-style .223 rifle toward the back of the house.Eric Williams Arrested After Shooting Deaths of Texas Prosecutors
April 15, 2013
It's hard to hit a target with a revolver, and you get only six tries.David's Bookclub: Private Guns, Public Health
March 31, 2013
Historical Examples of revolver
On reaching them Mr. Monger found he had dropped his revolver.Explorations in Australia
Andrew sat in the dark, hurriedly going over his rifle and his revolver.
He had his revolver on the fellow in the instant, and yet he held his fire.
But presently a man was sent out of the car at the point of Clune's revolver.
He whirled to receive the muzzle of a revolver in his stomach.
- a pistol having a revolving multichambered cylinder that allows several shots to be discharged without reloading
Word Origin and History for revolver
type of pistol, 1835, agent noun from revolve. So called by U.S. inventor Samuel Colt (1814-1862) for its revolving chamber cylinder.