automatic rifle

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Noun1.automatic rifle - light machine gunautomatic rifle - light machine gun      
assault gun, assault rifle - any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
automatic firearm, automatic gun, automatic weapon - a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
Browning automatic rifle, BAR - a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
machine gun - a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
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With the report of his rifle the tiger stopped short in apparent surprise, then turned and bit savagely at its shoulder for an instant, after which it wheeled again toward Delcarte, issuing the most terrific roars and screams, and launched itself, with incredible speed, toward the brave fellow, who now stood his ground pumping bullets from his automatic rifle as rapidly as the weapon would fire.
Then there's a new '22 Automatic rifle I want for you.
He put on his hat and went out, stopping in at a gun-store, where he spent the remainder of the morning buying automatic rifles, ammunition, and fishing tackle.
Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons--so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bˆche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.
The automatic rifles of the troopers began to go off, as well as the rifles, in the immediate vicinity, of the double-banked infantry.
Well, now the Marines have decided to reduce the number of SAWs in the rifle squad and to simply replace them with automatic rifles.
Assiut security director, Major General Mohamed Ibrahim, said an automatic rifle and ammunition were found with Nassar upon his arrest near a mountainous area, according to independent daily Al-Masry Al-Youm.
On June 8, a Pakistan army lieutenant armed with an automatic rifle fired indiscriminately at CRPF personnel posted in Liberia on a UN peace- keeping mission.
BASRA / Aswat al-Iraq: Policemen captured four men wanted on different "criminal" charges and seized an automatic rifle during search raids all over the province of Basra on Sunday, a security source said.
The 27-year-old loner was armed with an automatic rifle, a pistol and at least one hand grenade when he went on the rampage.
22 semi automatic rifle, a Samson Luger gun and 190 Blazer rounds of ammunition at his home.
How many times have you found yourself sitting on the front porch sipping a mint julep 'round about midnight when you suddenly feel an overwhelming desire to handle an automatic rifle or even a siege weapon, only to realize that the gun shop is closed for the weekend?

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