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Parts of a gun

barrel

noun

the part of a gun that a bullet is fired through

bayonet

noun

a long sharp blade that is fixed onto the end of a rifle (=a long gun)

bore

noun

a unit for measuring the inside of a gun barrel

butt

noun

the end of the handle of a gun or tool

caliber

the American spelling of calibre

calibre

noun

the width of a gun barrel (=the tube through which the bullet travels)

chamber

noun

the part of a gun where you put the bullets

clip

noun

a container for bullets in some older types of gun, that allowed the gun to be loaded and fired quickly

gauge

noun

the width of the barrel of a gun (=the part you fire the bullet through)

hammer

noun

the part of a gun that pushes against the bullet to make the explosion when you pull the trigger with your finger

holster

noun

a leather container for a gun, that is fixed to a belt

magazine

noun

the part of a gun in which you put the bullets

muzzle

noun

the end of a gun barrel where the bullets come out

pommel

noun

the round end on the handle of a sword or gun

ramrod

noun

a long thin stick that was used for pushing gunpowder into a gun

range

noun

the longest distance a gun or other weapon can fire a bullet or other missile

safety

noun

a safety catch

safety catch

noun

the part of a gun that stops you from accidentally firing it

sight

noun

the part of a gun or other piece of equipment that you look through in order to aim it

silencer

noun

an object that reduces the sound that a gun makes when you fire it

sling

noun

a cloth band fixed to a weapon and used for carrying it

trigger

noun

the part of a gun that you move with your finger to make the gun fire

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