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machine rifle

noun

automatic rifle

noun
1.
a type of light machine gun capable of firing automatically or in single shots.
Also called automatic, machine rifle.
Origin of automatic rifle
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Very accurate56 shooting was thus made possible, and the machine-rifle proved invaluable in the closing months of the war.

    Inventions of the Great War A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond

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