m-1 rifle

M-1

[em-wuhn]
noun, plural M-1's.
a semiautomatic, gas-operated, .30 caliber, clip-fed rifle, with a weight of 8.56 pounds (3.88 kg): the standard U.S. Army rifle in World War II and in the Korean War. See illus. under rifle.
Also called Garand rifle, Garand, M-1 rifle.
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M-1 rifle
 
n
Also called: Garand rifle a semiautomatic .30 calibre rifle: the basic infantry weapon of the US Army in World War II and the Korean War

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M
from Gk. mu, from Semitic mem. The Roman symbol for 1,000; sometimes used in this sense in English 15c.-16c.; but in modern newspaper headlines it stands for million.
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m abbr.

  1. mass

  2. meter

M 2
abbr.

  1. molar

  2. molarity

  3. morgan

  4. myopia

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m  
Abbreviation of mass, meter
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