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Sharps

[ shahrps ]
/ ʃɑrps /
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noun
a single-shot, lever-action breechloader rifle patented in the U.S. in 1848 and adopted by the U.S. military in the 1850s.
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Origin of Sharps

After Christian Sharps (1811–74), U.S. gunsmith, who invented it
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