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machine gun

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

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

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.
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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For many minutes he could hear the sputter of machinegun fire concentrated upon the spot he had just quit and smiled as he contemplated the waste of German ammunition.
Would you like to know where several machinegun emplacements are hidden?
Although the Obama Administration repeatedly concluded that particular bump stock type devices were lawful to purchase and possess, I sought further clarification of the law restricting fully automatic machineguns.
Besides recovering the four-wheelers and two-wheelers, the police also claim to have recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions including four light machinegun (LMGs), seven G3 rifles, 14 MP-5 rifles, 166 sub machineguns (SMGs), 61 repeaters, 92 rifles, 6204 pistols, 47227 ammunitions, one rocket launcher, 357 hand grenades and 1406 cellphones.
45 mm caliber machineguns with three crews equipped with Kalashnikov machineguns and anti-tank grenades.
The reporter added that while combing the area, army units found varied types of arms, ammunition and telecommunication devices including "An Israeli-made artillery piece, 800 mortar shells, a machinegun with 10 thousand bullets, in addition of an amount of bullets of 17 mm, 14,5 mm and 30 mm machineguns and an RPG, 3 RPG launchers and a number of telecommunication devices.
Many years ago a friend in England told me that the machineguns used in British tanks in the Second World War were chambered in 8x57, not in .
They said the separatists attacked the Ukrainian forces 11 times and used 122mm heavy machineguns.
FN America announced it has received a new indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Department of the Army to build M240B, C, D and H machineguns and spare receivers for the US Army.
Located on five acres, the new military-themed Battlefield Vegas has the largest collection of machineguns available for public use on the West Coast.
Islamabad: August 27 -- (BNA) At least six passengers were killed and six others injured as a result of an attack launched by unidentified gunmen who wielded machineguns targeting passenger buses on one of the public roads in Baluchistan region, in the southwest of Pakistan.
The Syrian troops initially fired flares and then machineguns and rocket propelled grenades," the official, who requested anonymity, said.