Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pistol used for firing colored signal flares.

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  • noun a pistol for firing Very-light flares

Etymologies

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

[After Edward Wilson Very, (1847–1910), American naval officer.]

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