Bofors gun

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Bo·fors gun

 (bō′fôrz′, bo͞o′-)
n.
An automatic antiaircraft gun based on a Swedish design and having a caliber of 37 or 44 millimeters.

[After Bofors, a city of south-central Sweden.]
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Bofors gun

(ˈbəʊfəz)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an automatic single- or double-barrelled anti-aircraft gun with a 40 millimetre bore
[C20: named after Bofors, Sweden, where it was first made]
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Bo′fors gun`

(ˈboʊ fɔrz, -fɔrs)
n.
a 40-millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon.
[1935–40; after Bofors, Sweden]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
ack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, pom-pom, flack, flak - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
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