Definition of firearm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

firearm

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfaɪərɑːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaɪərɑːrm//
 
(formal) Weapons
 
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a gun that can be carried The police were issued with firearms. See related entries: WeaponsExtra examples The police charged her with possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life. The police charged her with possessing an illegal firearm. new army recruits learning how to handle firearms
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