machine pistol

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machine pistol

n.
A lightweight automatic submachine gun designed to be fired when held by one or two hands.
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Noun1.machine pistol - a fully automatic pistolmachine pistol - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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Two of the Palestinians, armed with a handgun and an improvised machine-pistol, were killed after opening fire on a bus stop at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, the army said.
And the adults show off an arsenal including a machine-pistol carried by her mum Lill and a shortbarrelled shotgun wielded proudly by Fiore herself.
Al-Khazzani, who was overpowered on the train after brandishing an automatic machine-pistol and hand guns and after wounding one passenger, was held for legal-limited questioning for 96 hours and had to be charged or released on Monday.