Tommy gun

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Tommy gun

n. Informal
A Thompson submachine gun.

Tommy gun

(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an informal name for Thompson sub-machine-gun

Tom′my gun`

1. Thompson submachine gun.
2. any submachine gun.
[1920–25; by shortening]
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

tommy gun

[ˈtɒmɪˌgʌn] n (fam) → fucile m mitragliatore
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