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burp gun

noun, Military
Origin of burp gun
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism
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  • He took a burp gun from one of the boys, who had opened the action and couldn't get it closed again.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • It was the pistol known as the "burp gun," that sprayed slugs like a hose.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • Cardon had a burp gun, this time; he emptied the fifty-shot magazine into the hooded hoodlums who were coming down.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Across the hall, Long Shadow's burp gun had made a fine mess.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • Prestonby grabbed a burp gun and a canvas musette bag full of clips.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Douglass MacArthur Yetsko put the burp gun back together again, tried the action, and laid it aside with a sigh.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Then, carefully setting the safety of his burp gun and slinging it, he went over and leaned against the wall, and was sick.

    Null-ABC Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for burp gun

burp gun

noun
1.
(US, slang) an automatic pistol or submachine gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for burp gun

burp gun

noun phrase

  1. A German Schmeisser machine pistol with a very high rate of fire
  2. Any submachine gun; tommy gun (WWII Army)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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