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gun

Drug slang
noun A regional term for term for a syringe.

verb To inject an abuse substance—e.g., heroin.

Forensics
noun A weapon that fires projectiles capable of causing grievous bodily harm or killing a land-based target.
 
Vox populi
noun A device used to discharge a projectile in a targeted direction.

verb To target and attack another person, usually understood in a metaphorical sense, as in “To gun for someone”.

gun

noun Drug slang A regionally popular street term for a syringeVox populi A device used to discharge a projectile in a targeted direction. See Gene gun, Heavy guns verb Drug slang To inject an illicit drug–regionally popular.

gun

1. weapon for firing a projectile.
2. of the top rank, e.g. gun shearer.

balling gun
see balling gun.
dart gun
gun dog
one of the group of domestic dogs developed for use in hunting fowl. The dogs work with the hunter by detecting the scent of birds on the ground, then indicating their location (setters, pointers) or flushing them from the undergrowth, or by retrieving the fallen bird (retrievers). Called also sporting dogs.
drenching gun
a handheld metal automatic syringe capable of delivering a preset dose of agent, most commonly an anthelmintic, and with a variable dose up to about 4 oz or about 120 ml, via the mouth.
References in classic literature ?
he kept saying, seizing the guns by the wheels and working the screws himself.
The first thing he saw on riding up to the space where Tushin's guns were stationed was an unharnessed horse with a broken leg, that lay screaming piteously beside the harnessed horses.
The president of the Gun Club has the honor to inform his colleagues that, at the meeting of the 5th instant, he will bring before them a communication of an extremely interesting nature.
The Armstrong, Palliser, and Beaulieu guns were compelled to bow before their transatlantic rivals.
When again shall the guns arouse us in the morning with their delightful reports?
Do you gentlemen of the screw-gun battery feel inclined to eat when you are being fired at with big guns, and Two Tails is behind you?
Here I am," yapped Vixen, "under the gun tail with my man.
While they were loading their guns, another snipe rose, and Veslovsky, who had had time to load again, sent two charges of small-shot into the water.
Then we heard the guns at Chertsey, and folks coming from Wey- bridge.
He thought of all those silent, expectant guns, of the suddenly nomadic countryside; he tried to imagine "boilers on stilts" a hundred feet high.
They read with interest, if not with avidity, of their new guns, of their immense and still more immense ironclads, of their incredible and still more incredible explosives, but just what these tremendous engines of destruction might mean for their personal lives never entered their heads.
And then suddenly, into a world peacefully busied for the most part upon armaments and the perfection of explosives, war came; came the shock of realising that the guns were going off, that the masses of inflammable material all over the world were at last ablaze.