automatic rifle

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Noun1.automatic rifle - light machine gunautomatic rifle - light machine gun      
assault gun, assault rifle - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Browning automatic rifle, BAR - 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
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
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Young Wickson put his hands up first, then turned to confront Biedenbach, who held a thirty-thirty automatic rifle on him.
Vainly striving to paint, he would suddenly burst into violent rage, tear up his attempt, stamp it into the deck, then get out his large- calibred automatic rifle, perch himself on the forecastle-head, and try to shoot any stray porpoise, albacore, or dolphin.
With the report of his rifle the tiger stopped short in apparent surprise, then turned and bit savagely at its shoulder for an instant, after which it wheeled again toward Delcarte, issuing the most terrific roars and screams, and launched itself, with incredible speed, toward the brave fellow, who now stood his ground pumping bullets from his automatic rifle as rapidly as the weapon would fire.
Then there's a new '22 Automatic rifle I want for you.
He put on his hat and went out, stopping in at a gun-store, where he spent the remainder of the morning buying automatic rifles, ammunition, and fishing tackle.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
The automatic rifles of the troopers began to go off, as well as the rifles, in the immediate vicinity, of the double-banked infantry.
Here is a solution if you have the nerve: Advertise that everyone with one of these automatic rifles has 30 days to turn them in to their local police station.
Well, now the Marines have decided to reduce the number of SAWs in the rifle squad and to simply replace them with automatic rifles.
Assiut security director, Major General Mohamed Ibrahim, said an automatic rifle and ammunition were found with Nassar upon his arrest near a mountainous area, according to independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Lt Murad escaped, leaving behind his automatic rifle.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Policemen captured four men wanted on different "criminal" charges and seized an automatic rifle during search raids all over the province of Basra on Sunday, a security source said.

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