AK-47

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AK-47

(ā′kā′fôr′tē-sĕv′ən)
n.
A clip-fed, gas-operated assault rifle of Soviet design having a caliber of 7.62 millimeters and used throughout the world by armed forces and paramilitary organizations.

[Russian A(vtomat) K(alashnikova), automatic gun of Kalashnikov, after Viktor Timofeevich Kalashnikov (1919-2013), Soviet arms engineer.]
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AK-47

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle
[C20: from A(utomat) K(alashnikov)]
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AK-47

(ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən)
n., pl. AK-47's.
a kalashnikov assault rifle first made in 1947.
[1965–70; < Russian]
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The production of the automatic Kalashnikov assault rifle, the AK-47 (an acronym for Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947), known for its superior reliability and simplicity of operation, began at Izhmash in 1947.
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Kalashnikov studied and worked with established designers Degtyarev and Shpagin and eventually headed his own design team in Izhvesk which perfected the Avtomat Kalashnikova of 1947 and subsequent variants, of which over 100 million have been made.
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