(=weapon, handgun) revolver m , pistolet m → Pilots will not be allowed to have guns in the cockpits of commercial aircraft → These people don't mess around. They have guns and knives and aren't afraid to use them.
(=rifle) fusil m → a 20-year-old soldier held his gun in the air, smiling
(=shotgun) fusil m
(=cannon) canon m a man with a gun un homme armé d'un revolver to draw a gun braquer une arme → Todd had pulled the gun out of the waistband of his trousers to stick to one's guns ne pas en démordre → He should have stuck to his guns and refused to meet her. to jump the gun * agir prématurément → Let's not jump the gun →
gun battle →
gun crime →
gun culture →
n graisseur m
vt sep abattre
→ He was gunned down outside his house.
to be gunning for sb
(=be out to get) essayer d'avoir qn
→ Three of the four main teachers' unions are gunning for him.
→ You knew that they were gunning for you, but did you ever imagine that it would be as bad as this?
n fusillade f
→ he was killed at the scene during a gun battle with Irish police
n contrôle m des armes à feu
→ He called for gun control and other measures to keep guns out of the hands of children.
gun control laws
gun control laws
npl lois fpl sur le contrôle des armes à feu
→ France has tight gun-control laws for handguns, but not for hunting rifles.
→ They called for stricter gun control laws.
n crime m commis avec une arme à feu
n culture f des armes à feu
n chien m de chasse
npl (US) lois fpl sur le port d'armes
→ In Austria, where gun laws already are highly restrictive
gun licence , (British) gun license (US)
n permis m de port d'armes
n lobby m des armes à feu
→ the shootings ... put the powerful US gun lobby on the defensive
gun-runner , gunrunner (US)
n trafiquant m d'armes
n trafic m d'armes
adj timoré (e)
→ Everyone I talked to in the company seemed a little gun-shy, perhaps fearing that I was yet another snide reporter.
→ The electric-power industry is gun-shy about building more large plants.
adj armé (e)
→ the truck was soon stopped by gun-toting rebels
n mitrailleuse f
→ The two sides joined battle once again using artillery, mortars and heavy machine guns.
n fusil m à plombs
smoking gun *
n preuve f tangible
→ there is no smoking gun to tie him to the crime
→ The search for other kinds of evidence tying him to trafficking has not produced a smoking gun.
n fusil m sous-marin
n pistolet m (à peinture)
n (US) pistolet m à eau
n agrafeuse f pneumatique
sub-machine gun , sub-machine-gun, submachine gun
n mitraillette f
n pistolet m jouet