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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
firearmfire‧arm /ˈfaɪərɑːm $ ˈfaɪrɑːrm/ ●○○ noun [countable] formal  PMWa gun He was charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
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firearmThis is to be widened to include all firearms.They bought works of art, lace, firearms.Nevertheless, they were forced into submission, in the first place by a demonstration of the killing power of firearms.It marked the first time in a decade that the centers' annual request for injury-research proposals omitted firearms violence.San Francisco also added a 3 percent tax on firearms sales.Read in studio Two people have been charged with firearms offences after a police operation to smash a gun ring.Before the next battle Ahmad Granj was strongly reinforced, especially with firearms.
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