- a Soviet-designed, gas-operated, clip-fed assault rifle with a caliber of 7.62 millimeters, used for automatic or semiautomatic fire.
Origin of AK-47
1947; < Russian A(vtomat) K(alashnikova), automatic gun of Kalashnikov, after Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov (1919–2013), Soviet arms engineer
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Examples from the Web for ak-47
Unsure whether his assailants were following him, he turned around and fired back with his AK-47.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo
November 6, 2014
A search team after the shooting found two pipe bombs and an AK-47 that Frein had apparently abandoned, along with a journal.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
October 31, 2014
He also said two weapons were missing from the home, the AK-47 and the .308 rifle.
He did not even have his own guns, though his family owned two, an AK-47 and a .308 rifle outfitted with a telescopic sight.
An Iraqi soldier hands off his AK-47 to another soldier and leaps from the bridge.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
AK-47 manufacturing is already sadly in great profusion across our inner cities, anyway.Makers</p>
- a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle
C20: from A ( utomat ) K ( alashnikov )
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