assault rifle

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assault rifle

n.
1. A rifle that has a detachable magazine and is capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, designed for individual use in combat.
2. An assault weapon having a rifled bore and a shoulder stock.

assault rifle

or

assault weapon

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) chiefly US a semiautomatic firearm with additional features such as a large magazine, a bayonet fitting, etc

assault′ ri`fle


n.
1. a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge.
2. a nonmilitary weapon modeled on the military assault rifle, usu. modified to allow only semiautomatic fire.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assault rifle - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military useassault rifle - 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"
Translations
بندقية هجومية
автомат
útočná puška
stormgevær
Sturmgewehr
fusafusil de asaltorifle de asalto
rynnäkkökivääri
רובה סער
gépkarabély
senapan serbu
hríðskotariffill
Fucile d'assalto
アサルトライフル
돌격소총
automatasšturmo šautuvais
aanvalsgeweer
automatgevær
fuzil de assalto
automat
avtomatska puškajurišna puška
automatkarbin
piyade Tüfeği
突擊步槍
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56mm is an adaptation of their remarkable new G36 assault carbine.