Sharps type of breech-loading single-shot rifle, 1850, from J. Christian Sharps (1811-74), U.S. gunsmith.

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  • Sharps — Rifle war eine Serie von Gewehren, welche ursprünglich von Christian Sharps entworfen wurden und von der Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company hergestellt wurden. Das Gewehr wurde 1848 patentiert, die Produktion begann 1850. Christian Sharps verließ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sharps — is a term applied to needles and other dangerous implements in the medical care industry.Sharps could also mean:* Christian Sharps firearms designer * Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company firearms company * Sharps Buffalo Rifle * Sharps Carbine *… …   Wikipedia

  • Sharps — /shahrps/, n. a single shot, lever action breechloader rifle patented in the U.S. in 1848 and adopted by the U.S. military in the 1850s. [after Christian Sharps (1811 74), U.S. gunsmith, who invented it] * * * …   Universalium

  • sharps — ʃɑrp /ʃɑːp n. something sharp; sewing needle; sharper; swindler, cheater; professional gambler; musical tone half a step higher than a given note; mark indicating such a tone v. sing or play above the proper key, sing or play out of tune… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharps — an object with a sharp point, especially a hypodermic needle. → sharp …   English new terms dictionary

  • sharps — plural of sharp present third singular of sharp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sharps waste — is a form of medical waste composed of used sharps , which includes any device or object used to puncture or lacerate the skin. Sharps waste is classified as biohazardous waste and must be carefully handled. Common medical materials treated as… …   Wikipedia

  • Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company — Former type Private Industry firearms Fate Dissolved Founded October 9, 1851 (1851 10 09) in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S …   Wikipedia

  • Sharps, Virginia — Sharps   Unincorporated community   …   Wikipedia

  • Sharps Pixley — was formed through the merger of two of London s leading gold dealers, Sharps Wilkins and Pixley Abell. It was acquired by Kleinwort Benson in 1966 largely at the behest of the Bank of England who needed a stable parent for a firm that played an… …   Wikipedia

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