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 (kə-lăsh′nə-kôf′, -kŏf′)
Any of a series of assault rifles of Soviet design, especially the AK-47.

[After Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov (born 1919), Soviet arms engineer.]


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a Russian-made automatic rifle. See also AK-47
[C20: named after Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013), its designer]


(kəˈlɑʃ nɪ kɔf, -ˌkɒf)
any of a series of Soviet-made assault rifles, esp. the AK-47.
[1970–80; < Russian]


A type of Russian submachine gun, from the name of its makers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kalashnikov - a type of submachine gun made in Russia
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm


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