[ boh-fawrz, -fawrs ]
/ ˈboʊ fɔrz, -fɔrs /
a 40-millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon.
two such guns mounted and fired together as one unit.
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Origin of Bofors gun
First recorded in 1935–40; named after Bofors, Sweden, where first made
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British Dictionary definitions for bofors gun
/ (ˈbəʊfəz) /
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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