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sub·ma·chine gun

 (sŭb′mə-shēn′)
n.
A lightweight automatic gun that shoots pistol ammunition, is usually fired from the shoulder or hip, and often has the capacity for shooting single rounds.

sub•ma•chine′ gun`

(ˌsʌb məˈʃin)
n.
an automatic firearm using small-caliber ammunition and fired from the shoulder or hip.
[1920]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
Bren, Bren gun - a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
burp gun, machine pistol - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
Kalashnikov - a type of submachine gun made in Russia
light machine gun - a submachine gun not greater than .30 millimeter
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
Sten gun - a lightweight British submachine gun
Thompson submachine gun, Tommy gun - a .45-caliber submachine gun
Uzi - a type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel; "the Uzi is used throughout the world as a police and special forces firearm"
Translations

submachine gun

[ˈsʌbməˈʃiːngʌn] Nametralladora f, pistola f ametralladora, metralleta f

submachine gun

submachine gun

[ˌsʌbməˈʃiːnˌgʌn] nmitra m inv
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