AK-47

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AK-47

(ā′kā′fôr′tē-sĕv′ən)
n.
A clip-fed, gas-operated assault rifle of Soviet design having a caliber of 7.62 millimeters and used throughout the world by armed forces and paramilitary organizations.

[Russian A(vtomat) K(alashnikova), automatic gun of Kalashnikov, after Viktor Timofeevich Kalashnikov (1919-2013), Soviet arms engineer.]

AK-47

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle
[C20: from A(utomat) K(alashnikov)]

AK-47

(ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən)
n., pl. AK-47's.
a kalashnikov assault rifle first made in 1947.
[1965–70; < Russian]
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There is no doubt the defendants wanted to kill policemen as they fired live bullets at officers using two AK-47s," stated court verdict documents.
During the Vietnam war, American soldiers would throw away their M-16s to grab AK-47s and bullets for it from dead Vietnamese soldiers,'' Kalashnikov said in July 2007 at a ceremony marking the rifle's 60th anniversary.
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He gestures to the pile of Kalashnikovs, also known as AK-47s.
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The Indian government said that the cost of the faulty AK-47s had been deducted from the total price of the contract with the Bulgarian company, while the Italian firm was asked to replace the defective weapons.
In a separate incident in the Dilah Wa Khosha district, foreign troops killed two rebels armed with AK-47s and RPGs, said the statement.
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Another government intelligence official said in April Iraqi officials noticed a 15 percent increase in weapons sales overall and a 20 percent increase in the purchase and sale of AK-47s alone.