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Browning

[ brou-ning ]
/ ˈbraʊ nɪŋ /
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noun

Elizabeth Bar·rett [bar-it], /ˈbær ɪt/, 1806–61, English poet.
John Moses, 1885–1926, U.S. designer of firearms.
Robert, 1812–89, English poet (husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning).

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British Dictionary definitions for Browning (1 of 3)

browning
/ (ˈbraʊnɪŋ) /

noun

British a substance used to darken soups, gravies, etc

British Dictionary definitions for Browning (2 of 3)

Browning1
/ (ˈbraʊnɪŋ) /

noun

Elizabeth Barrett . 1806–61, English poet and critic; author of the Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850)
her husband, Robert . 1812–89, English poet, noted for his dramatic monologues and The Ring and the Book (1868–69)

British Dictionary definitions for Browning (3 of 3)

Browning2
/ (ˈbraʊnɪŋ) /

noun

Also called: Browning automatic rifle a portable gas-operated air-cooled automatic rifle using .30 calibre ammunition and capable of firing between 200 and 350 rounds per minuteAbbreviation: BAR
Also called: Browning machine gun a water-cooled automatic machine gun using .30 or .50 calibre ammunition and capable of firing over 500 rounds per minute

Word Origin for Browning

C20: named after John M. Browning (1855–1926), American designer of firearms
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