Definitions

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

  • n. An extremely large, cannonlike gun designed to shoot projectiles over long distances or to launch satellites and spacecraft into orbit without a propulsion or guidance system, as is needed with a missile.

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  • n. A very large cannon with an extremely high muzzle velocity and large bore.

Etymologies

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super- +‎ gun

Examples

  • Destroying the supergun was a cinch - Fiona, my Ex-Ops handler, had given me some intel on another artillery piece overlooking the first gun.

    Mercenaries

  • While Saddam pursued his program to produce missiles and weapons of mass destruction as well as a "supergun" that could hit Tel Aviv, and threatened to "make the fire eat up half of Israel" if Israel attacked his country, visiting senators and US diplomats continued to assure him that the United States wanted good relations with him.

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  • Grecian, who has been described as the man who blew the whistle on Saddam Hussein's "supergun", was convicted on similar charges in the United Kingdom in 1992.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • - What will be the effect on migrating birds by frequent "supergun" firings? report abuse

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  • This is also an effective weapon, remember the Iraqi supergun?

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  • Sadaam had already attacked Israel, I am sure you can remember the scuds and had made no secret of his ambitions to annihilate them, had tried to make a supergun and whether we found them or not, I have no doubt he was trying hard to get his weapons of MD ---- in these circumstances is it surprising that Israel might have wanted him unseated?

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  • The reliable, affordable 10/22 regularly morphs into a supergun, but millions of them are still being used to shoot squirrels and tin cans.

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  • Hot new .22: Read about Remington's new supergun, the Model 504 -- the best bolt-action sporter in years -- online at fieldandstream. com.

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  • • An assembled supergun, components for four other such guns and one ton of propellant;

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  • LONDON - British intelligence knew Iraq was developing a supergun years before parts were stopped on their way to

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