machine gun


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machine gun

n.
A gun that fires rapidly and continuously as long as the trigger is held back.

machine gun

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
b. (as modifier): machine-gun fire.
vb, -guns, -gunning or -gunned
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to shoot or fire at with a machine gun
machine gunner n

machine′ gun`


n.
a firearm capable of shooting a continuous stream of bullets.
[1865–70]
ma•chine′-gun`, v.t. -gunned, -gun•ning.
ma•chine′-gun`ner, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Browning machine gun, Peacemaker - 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
Gatling gun - an early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated
Maxim gun - an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel
Spandau - a German machine gun
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
Verb1.machine gun - shoot with a machine gun
gun - shoot with a gun
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He could see officers and men moving about in them and almost in front of him a well-hidden machine gun was traversing No Man's Land in an oblique direction, striking the British at such an angle as to make it difficult for them to locate it.
It did not take them long to locate the position of the hidden sniper and then Tarzan saw a machine gun being trained upon him.
There were hidden machine guns, too, that bothered the colonel considerably.
It is held by blacks; but the machine guns out in front are manned by whites.
In the bow Professor Maxon had mounted a modern machine gun, but this was quite beyond Sing's simple gunnery.
At the thought of the machine gun a sudden resolve gripped her.
But before he had finished his exhortation Virginia was racing toward the bow where the machine gun was mounted.
A score of muskets belched forth their missiles at the fearless girl behind the scant shield of the machine gun.
They may use any weapons they please, from revolvers and rifles to machine guns and pompoms.
A hell of a chance you'd have against regular troops and machine guns," Billy retorted.
With an enchantingly heroic lead in Machine Gun Unicorn and quirky story characteristics such as rainbow sparkle blasts, it will be the 'must-try' game to play.
Browning's next step, in 1890, was to develop what he called his "Apparatus," which would become the prototype of the world's first gas-operated, belt-fed machine gun.