revolver

[ ri-vol-ver ]
/ rɪˈvɒl vər /

noun

a handgun having a revolving chambered cylinder for holding a number of cartridges, which may be discharged in succession without reloading.
a person or thing that revolves.

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Origin of revolver

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; revolve + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for revolver

revolver
/ (rɪˈvɒlvə) /

noun

a pistol having a revolving multichambered cylinder that allows several shots to be discharged without reloading
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