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  1. trademark a lightweight high-velocity rifle of various calibres, capable of automatic and semiautomatic operation
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Word Origin for Armalite

C20: from Armalite Division, Fairchild Engine and Airplane Company, manufacturers
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Historical Examples of armalite

  • Armalite radar—used as proximity warning device for aircraft.

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