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Related to submachine gun: Thompson submachine gun
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)
an automatic firearm using small-caliber ammunition and fired from the shoulder or hip.
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|Noun||1.||submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm|
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
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"