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burp gun

n.
A lightweight portable submachine gun.
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burp gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang US an automatic pistol or submachine gun
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burp′ gun`


n.
Slang. a submachine gun.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burp gun - a fully automatic pistolburp gun - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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burp gun

n (inf)MG nt (inf)
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A revolutionary design in firearms, the MP40's receiver, grip frame, folding buttstock and magazine housing were made of stamped steel with brazed joints and spot welds while the foregrip and grip panels were made from plastic.
It was at this time he relayed to me that he had been sneaking down a street when someone began shooting at him from a church steeple with an MP40. He said he returned fire at the location he thought the guy might have been, and then there was no more fire from the church.
Several weapons were shown in a fire power demonstration, including British Lee Enfield rifles, German K98 rifles and MP40 machine pistols, also used by the Nazis.
The police then searched the auto-rickshaw recovered cache of arms including 39 pistols, three Kalashnikovs, three Kalakovs, three rifles, one 44 bore gun, one MP40 gun, dozens of magazines and hundreds of rounds of different bores were recovered.
Enemy snipers holed up In nearby farmhouses fired relentlessly at the pilots with MP40 submachine guns--nicknamed burp guns because of the sound their bursts of automatic fire made.
POLICE were stunned during a weapons amnesty when a man handed in Clint Eastwood's MP40 machine gun used in Where Eagles Dare.
Only 34, Makin was already one of the better-known legal eagles in town, an imposing sort who liked to boast that he earned his living "by the sweat of my tongue." A few years earlier, he had successfully defended a young lad named Harold Winstanley, who, while training as a footman to Lady Derby, seized a German MP40 pistol one day that left his employer wounded and a few others dead.
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9x19mm Parabellum submachine guns of World War II included from top to bottom: two MP40 types, one marked "bnz 42" (Steyr 1942), the other "ayf 41" (Erma 1941) and a relatively rare MP41, which was manufactured in limited numbers only at the C.G.
With him he brought a .25-caliber Beretta pistol taken from an Italian officer, a German MP40 sub-machinegun, a Walther P38, a pair of unfired Kar98k rifles and the grip from his 1911.
The coating thickness of different samples was measured by two methods, namely SEM-measurements (Zeiss Supra 40VP) of the crosscut of the coatings on glass slides and eddy current measurements (Fischer Dualscope MP40) of the coatings on an aluminum alloy as a substrate.