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machine pistol

noun
1.
a fully automatic pistol; submachine gun.
Also called burp gun.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The henchman sitting at the desk isn't holding a machine pistol.
  • He also pleaded not guilty to possession of an illegal weapon, a machine pistol.
  • One is a polymer frame, semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine and the other is a machine pistol.
  • Two people were inside a building, both armed, one with a machine pistol.
  • One is a polymer frame semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine and the other is a machine pistol.
  • Immediately he became the target for concentrated machine pistol and rocket fire, which blasted the rubble about him.

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