machine pistol

noun
a fully automatic pistol; submachine gun.
Also called burp gun.


Origin:
1935–40

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Example sentences
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.
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