Tommy gun


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Tommy gun

n. Informal
A Thompson submachine gun.
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Tommy gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an informal name for Thompson sub-machine-gun
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Tom′my gun`


n.
1. Thompson submachine gun.
2. any submachine gun.
[1920–25; by shortening]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tommy gun - a .45-caliber submachine gunTommy gun - a .45-caliber submachine gun  
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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Translations

tommy gun

[ˈtɒmɪˌgʌn] n (fam) → fucile m mitragliatore
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Grabbing his (aptly named) Tommy gun, he marched out into the pasture to investigate - only to discover on arriving that he'd blindly walked through - and now had to negotiate his way back out of - a bumper harvest of crudely buried landmines.
Grabbing his (aptly named) Tommy gun, he marched out into the pasture to investigate, only to discover on arriving that he'd blindly walked through, and now had to negotiate his way back out of, a bumper harvest of crudely buried landmines.
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Which would be the Beryl M762 and the Tommy Gun. As we all know, it is the only attachment compatible with the Tommy Gun, an SMG.
I want to at least kill one of the invaders and we will all fight to the last.' "When Churchill hears of this he says, 'You need to be able to kill more than one German.'" So he sent the King a Tommy gun and the Queen Mum, Elizabeth, 14, and Margaret, ten, also learned to use it.
The monarch said: "We will all fight to the last." Impressed by his steely resolve, Churchill sent the King a present - a gift-wrapped Tommy gun.
Interestingly, "JTT" are the initials for John Taliaferro Thompson, the inventor of the so-called "Tommy Gun." What has me stumped is the stamp located on the upper left side of the frame in front of the cylinder.
This unforgettable weekend in Chicago for two includes two nights at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Cubs V Brewers, Chicago Sky Deck, Tommy Gun's Garage, Odyssey Brunch Cruise on Lake Michigan and much more.
Grease Guns are not as sought after by collectors as say, any version of Tommy Gun or German MP40.1 was no different.
The first 50 guns will be sold together with the Kahr ST9 TIG and the Auto Ordnance Tommy Gun TIG in a 3-gun set.
Who invented the Tommy gun? A General Tommy Johnson B General Tommy Crystal C General James Tommy D General John Thompson 14.