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U·zior U·ZI (o͞o′zē)
n. pl. U·zis or U·ZIs
Any of various compact submachine guns having a caliber of 9 millimeters, originally designed in Israel in the 1950s.
[After Uzi el-Gal, 20th-century Israeli army officer and weapons designer.]
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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a sub-machine gun of Israeli design
[C20: after Uziel Gal, the Israeli army officer who designed it]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. U•zis.
a compact 9mm submachine gun of Israeli design.
[1955; after Uzi(el Gal), Israeli army officer who designed it]
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|Noun||1.||Uzi - a type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel; "the Uzi is used throughout the world as a police and special forces firearm"|
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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