Top Definition
A game where opposing teams use either electric, gas, or spring powered replicas of real guns, to propel a small diameter ball-bearing(BB) at the opposing team. These replicas use varied weight bbs as ammunition, with each weight giving a different effect on the range, speed, and accuracy of the shot. The replicas can be upgraded by opening it up, and changeing various parts in order to achieve the effect desired. Most fields have an FPS limit, usually 400fps for automatic and semi-automatic firing replicas, and 550fps for single-shot bolt action rifles.
Most replicas used on field are either Gas powered or electric powered.
The electric powered ones use a battery that runs a motor, that turns a set of gears, which in turn cranks back a spring, which pulls back on a piston , which then raises the amount of air in the cylinder, which is all released at once raising the pressure behind the bb in the chamber which propels the bb down the barrel, all at the pull of the trigger. The gas replicas use ozone-friendly HFC-134a(weakest) or HFC22(strongest) to propel the bb down the barrel. The gas is stored in a resivior in the magazine(ammo storage) of the replica. Spring powered replicas use manual cocking of the piston in order to raise the amount of air in the cylinder behind the bb which is all released at once, raising the amount of air pressure behind the bb propeling it foward and down the barrel.
Military style tactics and dress are often used to the advantage of the player, which is why this game is often reffered to as "Mil-Sim(military simulation). The electric powered replicas are often modeled after real rifles and submachine-guns. The Gas powered replicas are oftern modeled after handguns and small submachineguns. And the spring powered replicas are modeled after a wide varity of real weapons, due to the simplicity of thier design.
The sport was oringinated in Japan, then quickly adopted in the US as an alternative to paintball. Airsoft has a relatively small following of people as opposed to the millions who play paintball, mostly due to the fact that paintball is more "user-friendly" due to the fact that most paintball guns look nothing like real guns, unlike airsoft. Airsoft requires a great deal of responsibility, due to the fact that if you are seen in public with these replicas, you could be arrested or even shot at.
Now stop using this dictionary as a forum, and flame each other somewhere else.
by matt August 23, 2003
airsoft is a game where people like to play or re-enact sences from black hawk down

they play with their booty and have nice guns. a man only sport. not for boys
i have an mp5sd5, made by tm. it woops the cadies ass
by pseudonym September 11, 2004
A lame thing to do when your application to the military got rejected because you had a kid with your mom. It's incenst, and its illegal. Airsoft should be illegal. You dress up like you're going to war, but you shoot plastic at each other. How fun. You run off the "honor system." Which means, shoot me and I won't call myself out.
I play airsoft because I'm too pansy to fight for my country, so I play in my backyard with plastic guns.
by BigBalla89 July 23, 2006
A game where people shoot mil-sim guns at each other pretending like they're in the military. typically these people dress up in camo and play who knows where because no one wants to lose money on opening up an airsoft field. airsoft guns have to have a higher velocity because even still you cannot feel it. airsofters play airsoft because their guns "look more realererer then teh ghey paintball pansy guns" when in reality paintball guns are not pansy guns.. paintballs hurt more... if you play airsoft and say paintball is gay, that officially makes you a fag. paintball is overall more fast paced, fun, and requires more overall skill and stamina than airsoft. i dont carry a 50lb ruck on my back.. you know why? because i'm not a dumbass and i dont play airsoft..
dude: hey, we're gonna play airsoft in my backyard today, wanna play?
guy: didnt we do that when we were like 7 with "real looking guns" and yell "bang you're dead" at each other
dude: no, airsoft has teh 1337 pelletz that roxorz joor face off!

airsofters cannot take the pain of a paintball.. which is why they need airsoft and real looking guns "if only real looking guns had an orange tip" to make them feel like they hold some kind of importance in society and to make them feel better about their rice sized penis...

"i played airsoft once.. i almost got shot by a cop.. apparently my replica m16a1 with a blaze orange tip looked WAYYY to real for him."
"sweet... you're gay"
by HuNtS1987 July 23, 2006
the sad shitty pathetic excuse for paintball. airsoft players and their "550 fps" shooting guns need to get a life and see. Airsoft is a ... (well not a sport. but kinda like what little kids do with nerf guns) and you need to see that it has no industry you are the only fag who plays it and the day i see an airsoft player get paid 20$ let alone 100,000 to play i'll hang myself
"I've owned paintball players with my airsoft gun!"
"wtf do u set infants on a field with a marker?! paintball guns are mad fast airsoft guns are mad ghey the honor system is what really fuels it... its the solid stone evidence you have that you hit that guy and you should be the winner of the game. go kill yourself queer"
by GKY September 19, 2006
a game in which you use dinky pee shooters to fire 12 GRAM (lol) PLASTIC pellets at each-other. that can maybe pierce a paper at 30 feet, if it can even go straight for that far. Every airsoft gun wishes to grow p to be a paintball gun.

I own n00bs with my ub3r 1337 plastic airsoft wanna be gun
by Worrlock June 30, 2006
Game for 12 year olds that buy 11 dollar guns from the Chinese guy at the flea market. The other market is old fat angry men that like giving orders to their squadren members.

The markers are unnecessarily large and heavy just so they give these 30-year-old kids a feeling of power.

They would be better off using real guns.
Person A: Hey dude, want to play Airsoft in a little bit?
Person B: *Slurp* *Slurp* Yeah, when I'm done *Slurp*

Person A: I need a LASER sight because I can't aim for shit. This defeats half the purpose, but still.

Person A: Alpha follow Charlie. Bravo attack the rear. Foxtrot, beat off Delta.

by PBNation December 13, 2005
another word for male genitals
ahh she kicked me right in the airsoft rifle
by anonoymous726389 October 19, 2004

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