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A German semiautomatic pistol introduced before World War I and widely used by German troops in World War II.

[Originally a trademark.]
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) trademark a German 9 mm calibre automatic pistol
[C20: named after George Luger (1849–1923), German gun designer]
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Noun1.Luger - a German semiautomatic pistol
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
2.luger - someone who races the luge
sledder - someone who rides a sled
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Anthony Townsend, 48, was given the Luger pistol by his late father and was distraught after it was taken from his Cardiff home.
Military enthusiast Anthony Townsend, 48, told police his treasured World War II Luger pistol had been taken in the break-in.
WORLD CUP winner Dan Luger is back on the international scene - as a member of England's sevens training squad.
Luger, M.D., said at a satellite symposium held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research.
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ENGLAND'S patient waiting game continued yesterday over potential fall-out from theDan Luger 16th player saga.
ENGLAND winger Dan Luger, 28, admits the 2003 World Cup could be his last shot at hitting the big time.
DAN LUGER last night uttered the words every England rugby fan wanted to hear when he vowed: "I'll be back, better and faster than I was before."
The Luger Story: The Standard History of the World's Most Famous Handgun, by John Walter, Greenhill Books, 2001.
NEIL BACK last night told of his devastation at knocking England team-mate Dan Luger out of the Lions tour.
But a player with even more incentive to perform to his very best is Dan Luger, forced out of the Six Nations due to