gun-metal


gun-metal
gun-metal commonly an alloy of copper and zinc; used attributively of a dull blue-gray color since 1905.

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  • Gun metal — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun Metal — Разработчик Rage Software Издатели Xbox: Rage Software Ltd …   Википедия

  • gun metal — gun metal, 1. a dark gray alloy used for chains, buckles, handles, etc.: »Gun metal, with 90% copper and 10% tin, is resistant to corrosion (W. R. Jones). 2. a dark gray. 3. a kind of onze formerly used for making guns. –gun´ met´al, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • GUN-METAL —    a tough, close grained alloy of copper and tin …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • gun-metal — n. 1 a dull bluish grey colour. 2 an alloy of copper and tin or zinc (formerly used for guns) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gun Metal (video game) — Infobox VG| title = Gun Metal developer = Rage Software publisher = Xbox: designer = engine = released =Xbox: genre = Shooting, flight simulator modes = Single player ratings = ESRB: Teen platforms = Xbox, PC media = requirements = input = Gun… …   Wikipedia

  • Gun — (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which throws or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun barrel — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun carriage — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gun cotton — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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