Bofors gun

[boh-fawrz, -fawrs]
  1. a 40-millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon.
  2. two such guns mounted and fired together as one unit.

Origin of Bofors gun

First recorded in 1935–40; named after Bofors, Sweden, where first made Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for bofors gun

Bofors gun

  1. an automatic single- or double-barrelled anti-aircraft gun with a 40 millimetre bore

Word Origin for Bofors gun

C20: named after Bofors, Sweden, where it was first made
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