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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  • AK-47 manufacturing is already sadly in great profusion across our inner cities, anyway.


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a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle

Word Origin for AK-47

C20: from A ( utomat ) K ( alashnikov )
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