machine gun

noun
a small arm operated by a mechanism, able to deliver a rapid and continuous fire of bullets as long as the trigger is pressed.

Origin:
1865–70

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machine-gun

[muh-sheen-guhn]
verb (used with object), machine-gunned, machine-gunning.
to shoot at with a machine gun.

Origin:
1880–85

machine gunner, noun
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machine gun
 
n
1.  a.  a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
 b.  (as modifier): machine-gun fire
 
vb , -guns, -gunning, -gunned
2.  (tr) to shoot or fire at with a machine gun
 
machine gunner
 
n

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Example sentences
He jumped from the plane with a machine gun in his hands and a tuxedo in his
  backpack.
Visually many machine gun totting military personnel on the streets and
  marksmen on the rooftops of the temples.
When she grabs a machine gun, she holds the trigger down and can't stop
  spraying bullets all over the place.
Some are armed with only a machine gun, while others also carry anti-ship
  missiles.
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