Thompson sub-machine-gun


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Thompson sub-machine-gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) trademark a .45 calibre sub-machine-gun. Also called: Tommy gun
[C20: after John T. Thompson (1860–1940), US Army Officer, its coinventor]
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While British racing's most vigorous champion launches his attacks with a rolled-up copy of the 46th levy agreement, she opens negotiations with a Thompson sub-machine-gun and a cheroot clamped between her teeth.