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Bo·fors gun(bō′fôrz′, bo͞o′-)
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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(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)
a 40-millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon.
[1935–40; after Bofors, Sweden]
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