lewis automatic

Lewis gun

noun
a light, air-cooled, gas-operated machine gun with a circular magazine, first used in World War I.
Also called Lewis automatic, Lewis machine gun.


Origin:
1910–15; named after I. N. Lewis

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Lewis gun
 
n
a light air-cooled drum-fed gas-operated machine gun used chiefly in World War I
 
[C20: named after I. N. Lewis (1858--1931), US soldier]

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