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machine gun

n.
A gun that fires rapidly and continuously as long as the trigger is held back.
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machine gun

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
b. (as modifier): machine-gun fire.
vb, -guns, -gunning or -gunned
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to shoot or fire at with a machine gun
machine gunner n
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machine′ gun`


n.
a firearm capable of shooting a continuous stream of bullets.
[1865–70]
ma•chine′-gun`, v.t. -gunned, -gun•ning.
ma•chine′-gun`ner, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Browning machine gun, Peacemaker - a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War
Gatling gun - an early form of machine gun having several barrels that fire in sequence as they are rotated
Maxim gun - an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel
Spandau - a German machine gun
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
Verb1.machine gun - shoot with a machine gun
gun - shoot with a gun
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Translations
kulomet
maskingevær
konekivääri
strojnica
マシンガン
기관총
kulspruta
ปืนกล
súng máy

machine gun

nmitragliatrice f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

machine gun

رَشَّاشٌ kulomet maskingevær Maschinengewehr πολυβόλο ametralladora konekivääri mitrailleuse strojnica mitragliatrice マシンガン 기관총 machinegeweer maskingevær karabin maszynowy metralhadora пулемет kulspruta ปืนกล makineli tüfek súng máy 机关枪
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