Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a gun or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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gun +‎ -like

Examples

  • We don't own things I find objectionable - specifically, toys that can be described as "skanky" or "gunlike" - but I'm not going to be That Mom at a party or a friend's house who chases them away from the water gun fight or whatever.

    The Good, The Bad, and The Bratz

  • The high-tech grappling hook flew out from its gunlike launcher, its metal claws snapping outward as it did so, its 150-foot-long reinforced-nylon cable wobbling like a tail behind it.

    Hell Island

  • Each of the Martians, standing in the great crescent I have described, had discharged, by means of the gunlike tube he carried, a huge canister over whatever hill, copse, cluster of houses, or other possible cover for guns, chanced to be in front of him.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The beefy, gunlike grip and telescoping shaft make the wand heavy even without the power head, so using the tool can be fatiguing.

    Dyson DC21 Stowaway: First Look

  • She scanned the area, then pointed her gunlike weapon carefully at the floor.

    All Together Dead

  • I have described, had discharged, by means of the gunlike tube he carried, a huge canister over whatever hill, copse, cluster of houses, or other possible cover for guns, chanced to be in front of him.

    The War of the Worlds

  • “Ready to go, Huntsman,” Wizard said, holding up a large gunlike object that looked like an M203 grenade launcher.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • The bad guy comes up behind the driver, sticks a gunlike object into his back.

    The 5th Horseman

  • The black gunlike object had been a long-barreled butane lighter, all its deadliness in the stance and attitude of the man wielding it.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • She rolled, recovered, and pushed her weight up on one arm in time to see Nicholson snatch a long, dark, gunlike object from the waistband of his jeans and lower it at the nearest cop, who happened to be Al Hawkin.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

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