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burp gun

n.
A lightweight portable submachine gun.

burp gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang US an automatic pistol or submachine gun

burp′ gun`


n.
Slang. a submachine gun.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burp gun - a fully automatic pistolburp gun - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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burp gun

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