a light, air-cooled, gas-operated machine gun with a circular magazine, first used in World War I.
- Also called Lewis automatic, Lewis machine gun .
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How to use Lewis gun in a sentence
Those that did were easily dispersed with machine-gun and Lewis-gun fire.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918 | Frederick William Bewsher
The setting sun revealed something shining that looked like the barrel of a Lewis gun."Over There" with the Australians | R. Hugh Knyvett
Tactically we were at the disposal of the 25th Division, to whom we lent one or two Lewis gun teams.The Fifth Leicestershire | J.D. Hills
The camera exactly replaced the ammunition magazine on a Lewis gun.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
One regiment took a Lewis-gun after them, and other folk chased them in motor-cars.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad | Edward John Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for Lewis gun
a light air-cooled drum-fed gas-operated machine gun used chiefly in World War I
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