Browning automatic rifle

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Browning automatic rifle

n. Abbr. BAR
A .30-caliber air-cooled, automatic or semiautomatic, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle used by US troops in World Wars I and II and the Korean War.

[After John Moses Browning.]

Brown′ing au′tomatic ri′fle

an automatic rifle capable of firing 200 to 350 rounds per minute.
[1900–05; after J. M. Browning]
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Noun1.Browning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazineBrowning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
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For instance, a genuine WWII-era Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Model 1918A2 that can be legally owned by an individual such as myself usually sells in excess of $20,000.
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Armed with grenades and his Browning Automatic Rifle, Keeble crawled to an area 50 yards from the ridgeline, flanked the left pillbox and used grenades and rifle fire to eliminate it, Sagami said.
For example, we learn of sacrifice: Pfc Charles DeGlopper's one-man stand near Cauquigny with a Browning automatic rifle as he stood in the open, firing at the Germans and buying just a few seconds with his life so his comrades could safely pull back to better defensive positions (pp.
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