machine gun

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

1865–70 Unabridged


verb (used with object), machine-gunned, machine-gunning.
to shoot at with a machine gun.


machine gunner, noun Unabridged
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machine gun
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

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Example sentences
Her sarcasm searched the ranks of the officials with the deadly and unsparing precision of a machine-gun.
If you give them a machine-gun, they will soon find out how to shoot it.
Then one day, they take a machine-gun and go to school.
They talked above the crack of distant rifle and machine-gun fire.
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