Browning machine gun


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Browning machine gun

n.
A .30- or .50-caliber automatic belt-fed, air-cooled or water-cooled machine gun capable of firing ammunition at a rate of more than 500 rounds per minute, used by US troops in World War II and the Korean War.

[After John Moses Browning.]
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Noun1.Browning machine gun - a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minuteBrowning machine gun - a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
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The Model 1917A1 water-cooled Browning machine gun remained in service through World War II and the Korean War.
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