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machine gun

noun
1.
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 of machine gun
1865-1870
1865-70

machine-gun

[muh-sheen-guhn] /məˈʃinˌgʌn/
verb (used with object), machine-gunned, machine-gunning.
1.
to shoot at with a machine gun.
Origin
1880-85
Related forms
machine gunner, noun
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machine gun

noun
1.
  1. a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
  2. (as modifier): machine-gun fire
verb -guns, -gunning, -gunned
2.
(transitive) to shoot or fire at with a machine gun
Derived Forms
machine gunner, noun
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Word Origin and History for machine gun

machine-gun

n.

1870, from machine (n.) + gun (n.). As a verb from 1915. Related: Machine-gunned; machine-gunning.

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