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Gatling gun

[gat-ling]
noun
an early type of machine gun consisting of a revolving cluster of barrels around a central axis, each barrel being automatically loaded and fired every revolution of the cluster.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; named after R. J. Gatling (1818–1903), U.S. inventor

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Gatling gun (ˈɡætlɪŋ)
 
n
a hand-cranked automatic machine gun equipped with a rotating cluster of barrels that are fired in succession using brass cartridges
 
[C19: named after R. J. Gatling (1818--1903), its US inventor]

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Gatling gun
1870, named for designer Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (1818-1903); first used in late battles of American Civil War.
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