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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.]
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a Russian-made automatic rifle. See also AK-47
[C20: named after Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919–2013), its designer]
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(kəˈlɑʃ nɪ kɔf, -ˌkɒf)
any of a series of Soviet-made assault rifles, esp. the AK-47.
[1970–80; < Russian]
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A type of Russian submachine gun, from the name of its makers.
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Noun1.Kalashnikov - a type of submachine gun made in Russia
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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[kəˈlæʃnɪkɒf] nkalashnikov f
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nKalaschnikow f
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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.
An Avtomate Kalashnikova 1947 or AK47, he said, was currently being sold at between SSP30, 000 to SSP50, 000 depending on whether it was an old or new one.
(14) This is pure speculation, but presumably, many civilian readers would not be able to recognize (without the aid of research) that AK translates to "Avtomat Kalashnikova."
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The SynDIGl encodes a conserved type II transmembrane protein that may play an essential role in the central regulation of excitatory synaptic strength (Kalashnikova et al., 2010).
The timeless Avtomat Kalashnikova sets the standard for everything else.