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light machine gun

noun, Military
any air-cooled machine gun having a caliber not greater than 0.30 inches (7.6 mm).
Origin of light machine gun
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The other inspector carried a light machine gun and a box of grenades.

    The Green Beret Thomas Edward Purdom
  • Ferrati opened a chest built against the back of the seat and took out a light machine gun.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet Donald Allen Wollheim

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