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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pistol used for firing colored signal flares.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pistol for firing Very-light flares

Etymologies

After Edward Wilson Very (1847-1910), American naval officer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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