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Bofors gun

[boh-fawrz, -fawrs] /ˈboʊ fɔrz, -fɔrs/
noun
1.
a 40-millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon.
2.
two such guns mounted and fired together as one unit.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; named after Bofors, Sweden, where first made
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Bofors gun

/ˈbəʊfəz/
noun
1.
an automatic single- or double-barrelled anti-aircraft gun with a 40 millimetre bore
Word Origin
C20: named after Bofors, Sweden, where it was first made
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