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Browning

[brou-ning] /ˈbraʊ nɪŋ/
noun
1.
Elizabeth Barrett
[bar-it] /ˈbær ɪt/ (Show IPA),
1806–61, English poet.
2.
John Moses, 1885–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
3.
Robert, 1812–89, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
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British Dictionary definitions for j. moses browning

browning

/ˈbraʊnɪŋ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc

Browning1

/ˈbraʊnɪŋ/
noun
1.
Elizabeth Barrett. 1806–61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
2.
her husband, Robert. 1812–89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868–69)

Browning2

/ˈbraʊnɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called Browning automatic rifle. a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minute BAR
2.
Also called Browning machine gun. a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute
Word Origin
C20: named after John M. Browning (1855–1926), American designer of firearms
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Word Origin and History for j. moses browning

Browning

one of a range of U.S.-made weapons, 1905, named for inventor, John M. Browning (1855-1926) of Utah.

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