from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of gun, similar to a modern machine gun, with several barrels on a rotating frame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An American machine gun, consisting of a cluster of barrels which, being revolved by a crank, are automatically loaded and fired.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See gun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated
Named after its inventor, Richard Jordan Gatling. (Wiktionary)
He had twice brought down running antelope with his pistol—most of the Rangers couldn’t have hit a running antelope with a rifle, or even a Gatling gun.