World English Dictionary
Kalashnikov (ˌkəˈlæʃnɪˌkɒf)
See also AK-47 a Russian-made automatic rifle
[C20: named after Mikhail Kalashnikov (born 1919), its designer]

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Word Origin & History

"type of rifle or submachine gun made in the U.S.S.R.," 1970, from Rus. Kalashnikov, weapon developed in Soviet Union c.1946 and named for Mikhail Kalashnikov, gun designer and part of the team that built it. In AK-47, the AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikov.
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