light machine gun

  1. any air-cooled machine gun having a caliber not greater than 0.30 inch (7.6 millimeters).

Origin of light machine gun

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby light machine gun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use light machine gun in a sentence

  • Another type comprises a very light machine gun of rifle calibre, and this is intended for attachment to an ordinary motor car.

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