firearm etymology

English word firearm comes from English fire, English arm

Detailed word origin of firearm

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
fire English (eng) (farriery) to cauterize. (intransitive) to shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon. (intransitive, computer sciences, software engineering) to initiate an event (by means of an event handler). (intransitive, dated) to be irritated or inflamed with passion. (intransitive, dated) to catch fire; to be kindled. (intransitive, physiology) to cause an action potential in a cell. (transitive) to [...]
arm English (eng) (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.. (baseball, slang) A pitcher. (figurative) Power; might; strength; support.. (genetics) One of the two parts of a chromosome.. (geography) A bay or inlet off a main body of water.. A branch of an organization.. A group of patients in a medical trial.. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an [...]
firearm English (eng) A personal weapon that uses explosive powder to propel a projectile often made of lead.

Words with the same origin as firearm

Descendants of fire
Fireland bump firing firable firie firy