assault-rifle

assault rifle

noun
1.
a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge.
2.
a nonmilitary weapon modeled on the military assault rifle, usually modified to allow only semiautomatic fire.

Origin:
1970–75

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assault rifle or assault weapon
 
n
chiefly (US) a semiautomatic firearm with additional features such as a large magazine, a bayonet fitting, etc
 
assault weapon or assault weapon
 
n

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