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Mauser

[mou-zer] /ˈmaʊ zər/
noun
1.
Peter Paul, 1838–1914, and his brother, Wilhelm, 1834–82, German inventors of firearms.
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  • However, my Mauser outstrode his rifle and I was allowed to continue my story.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • With these words I threw my rifle and my Mauser into the stream.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • I took my Mauser and also hid in the cuff of my coat my cyanide of potassium.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • I put my Mauser inside my coat and began to look about and scrutinize the people.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • I wonder where Mauser could have been with her kittens last night!

    The Petticoat Commando

    Johanna Brandt
  • They were, of course, all armed with Mauser rifles and laden with ammunition.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • If Santa Claus comes it will probably be with a Mauser, and for some, alas!

    A Yeoman's Letters

    P. T. Ross
  • The mossback cannot win, because he prefers a flintlock to a Mauser.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • The wax employed for the Mauser bullets was not originally green.

  • Mr. Stephenson used a .318 Mauser, which he found most satisfactory.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for Mauser

Mauser

/ˈmaʊzə/
noun trademark
1.
a high-velocity magazine rifle
2.
a type of automatic pistol
Word Origin
C19: named after P. P. von Mauser (1838–1914), German firearms inventor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Mauser

1880, German army rifle, introduced 1871, invented by brothers Peter Paul (1838-1914) and Wilhelm (1834-1882) Mauser.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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