What does the word firearm mean?

Usage examples for firearm

  1. He dropped the firearm into one of the pockets of his coat, and smiled as he felt how comfortably it balanced the bottle he carried in the other. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. Suddenly there came to her ears the distant report of a firearm, the rush of feet and then something heavy crashed against the little door. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. The firearm was trained in the general direction of Bull's stomach. – The Heart of the Range by William Patterson White