a gun having one barrel, especially a shotgun.
- single-barreled; especially British, single-barrelled, adjective
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How to use single-barrel in a sentence
In those days many American matches were shot from plunge traps, and with the single barrel.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
He did the same, walking to his own lodge, from which he speedily emerged holding a single barrel pistol.The Life of Kit Carson | Edward S. Ellis
I had set my gun, a single barrel rifle, against a tree without reloading it.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
Do not flurry the dog by firing more than a single barrel, or confuse him by killing more than one bird.Dog Breaking | William Nelson Hutchinson
The great difficulty which has to be met in all single-barrel machine guns is the heating of the barrel.