assault gun


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assault gun

n.
1. An assault weapon.
2. A turretless armored vehicle having the chassis of a tank but mounting a larger gun, used in antitank combat and infantry support.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assault gun - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military useassault gun - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.assault gun - an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry
armored vehicle, armoured vehicle - a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
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