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Lewis gun

a light, air-cooled, gas-operated machine gun with a circular magazine, first used in World War I.
Also called Lewis automatic, Lewis machine gun.
Origin of Lewis gun
First recorded in 1910-15; named after I. N. Lewis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Lewis gun

a light air-cooled drum-fed gas-operated machine gun used chiefly in World War I
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C20: named after I. N. Lewis (1858–1931), US soldier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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