Browning automatic rifle

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Browning automatic rifle

n. Abbr. BAR
A .30-caliber air-cooled, automatic or semiautomatic, gas-operated, magazine-fed rifle used by US troops in World Wars I and II and the Korean War.

[After John Moses Browning.]
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Brown′ing au′tomatic ri′fle

an automatic rifle capable of firing 200 to 350 rounds per minute.
[1900–05; after J. M. Browning]
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Noun1.Browning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazineBrowning automatic rifle - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
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