Definition of twelve-bore in English:

twelve-bore

noun

  • British term for twelve-gauge
    • ‘If you possess any piece of tweed clothing, a handlebar moustache or a manservant, you may proceed to blast the bird in question with a twelve-bore shotgun.’
    • ‘Walters was sentenced to life for murder and handed an eight-year concurrent jail term for possessing a twelve-bore shotgun.’
    • ‘And if I catch any of them trespassing on my land, or looking at my begonias a bit funny, I'm sending Nichols down with the twelve-bore.’
    • ‘The severe gale blows the individual raindrops horizontally at you - with what feels like the force of a twelve-bore shotgun.’

Pronunciation:

twelve-bore

/ˈtwelvˌbôr/