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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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A July NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll found 57 percent of the public supported a ban on "the sale of semi-automatic assault guns, such as the AK-47 or the AR-15." Fewer than 3 in 10 Republicans supported the proposal, rising to a slight majority of independents and over 8 in 10 Democrats.
15, 1791 which contained no thoughts of allowing assault guns since they didn't exist at that time.
Dressed in military fatigues and holding assault guns, he would regularly post video messages on social media sites and invite young men to join anti-India struggle.
Should we then be surprised when the 'products of identity politics' - that the leaders of the world practise - pick up assault guns and shoot innocent people?
During the bloody assault which was like a scene from a Nollywood movie, the heavily armed gunmen were said to have stormed the party in a commando style, brandishing sophisticated assault guns which they fired sporadically at the dancing students.
In the Second World War, mechanized artillery evolved further to provide indirect fires from vehicle-mounted howitzers as well as direct fire support by assault guns such as the Wehrmacht(Nazi Germany's armed forces) Sturmgeschiitz III tracked assault gun.
Heavily armed police squads initially were thwarted by an armoured door and had to use assault guns, sniper rifles, grenades and explosives during the "extremely diffi-cult" and "complex" operation.
The Germans attacked with three self-propelled 88-millimeter assault guns, but the defending Americans delayed the enemy until dusk, when tanks of the U.S.
Mohammed al -Dulaimi, commander of the twelfth Division in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / said: "The forces of the two brigades 47 and 46 attacked a gathering of militants of / ISIS / includes up to 100 terrorists in the Tell Eid area were preparing to attack the distric ." He added : "The gunmen were armed with weapons and driving in twenty cars , in preparation for the attack on the district ." He added : "The forces of the Divisions used tanks, assault guns and mortars, which led to the escape of terrorists into the / Abu al-Khanajer / valley south of Riyadh area ." The Division commander praised the role of the tribes in the region to cooperate with the army through the information that helped thwart the attack.
Assault guns and large ammunition magazines are for the military and the police.
On June 26, 2010, he narrowly survived a midnight assassination attempt that involved the use of explosives (M203 grenade launchers) and assault guns (M14 rifles).
Tanks and Self-propelled Guns: This category includes light, medium, and heavy tanks; self-propelled artillery; self-propelled assault guns.