needle gun
a firearm that has a needle-like firing pin

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  • Needle gun — Needle Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle gun — For other uses, see Needle gun (disambiguation). Dreyse needle gun, model 1865. A needle gun is a firearm that has a needle like firing pin, which can pass through the paper cartridge case to impact a percussion cap at the bullet base. A needle… …   Wikipedia

  • needle gun — noun : a rifle of the later 19th century having a needle shaped firing pin which upon penetrating a paper, oiled linen, or oiled silk cartridge passes through the powder charge to detonate the cap loaded at the base of the bullet * * * needle gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • needle-gun — needˈle gun noun A gun in which the cartridge is exploded by the impact of a spike • • • Main Entry: ↑needle …   Useful english dictionary

  • NEEDLE-GUN —    a breech loading gun, the cartridge of which is exploded by a needle …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • needle gun — n. gun loaded at the breech with a cartridge that carries its own fulminate which is exploded by inserting a slender needle into it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Needle gun (disambiguation) — Needle gun or needlegun may refer to: Needle gun, a military breechloading rifle, named after its firing pin. Needlegun, a firearm that fires small fin stabilized metal darts Needlegun scaler, a hydraulic or pneumatic tool used to remove rust and …   Wikipedia

  • Dreyse needle gun — Needle gun Type Bolt action Place of origin …   Wikipedia

  • Needle — may refer to: Contents 1 Crafting 2 Botany 3 Geography 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Needle — Nee dle (n[=e] d l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal, n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to G. n[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh. to E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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