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Tommy gun

noun
2.
any submachine gun.
Origin of Tommy gun
1920-1925
1920-25; by shortening
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  • Implacably, the big guard brought up his tommy-gun and let it rattle.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt
  • Before the boys piled in, Stan handed his tommy-gun to Allison.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Allison was blistering the Germans rushing down upon Arno, but the distance was too great for a tommy-gun.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • His fingers gripped the stock of the tommy-gun so tightly the knuckles showed white.

    The Lost Warship Robert Moore Williams
  • He was pacing restlessly up and down with a tommy-gun in his hands.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
  • Stan stripped off the fellows cartridge jacket and grabbed his tommy-gun.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • He could distinguish the heavy thud of the tommy-gun, the sharper crack of the carbine, but other weapons were also firing.

    Sinister Paradise Robert Moore Williams
  • Outside, the flaming and the sound of Stan's tommy-gun had given away his location.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan's tommy-gun blasted them off the wide stone flagging before the door.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • The tommy-gun in his hand spouted lead blindly at the face of the cliff.

    Sinister Paradise Robert Moore Williams
British Dictionary definitions for tommy-gun

Tommy gun

noun
1.
an informal name for Thompson sub-machine-gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for tommy-gun

tommy

noun

tomboy: The red-haired tommy ... she'd put him over the jumps (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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