Origin of machine gun
Words nearby machine gun
Other definitions for machine gun (2 of 2)
Origin of machine-gun
OTHER WORDS FROM machine-gunmachine gunner, noun
How to use machine gun in a sentence
Because I had never used a machine gun, but now there’s one in front of me.
According to the FBI, it was an illegal machine gun optimized to fire bursts of shots automatically, with an added silencer.“I Felt Hate More Than Anything”: How an Active Duty Airman Tried to Start a Civil War|by Gisela Pérez de Acha, Kathryn Hurd and Ellie Lightfoot, Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program|April 13, 2021|ProPublica
One of them lugged an enormous machine gun a few steps behind Zelensky.'They Want the West to Be Frightened.' Ukraine's President on Why Russia Sent Troops to the Border|Simon Shuster / Shumy, Ukraine|April 12, 2021|Time
She called Judi—a young man responsible for the few heavy weapons, such as mortars and machine guns, the YPG had in its possession—and told him to come to her location as soon as he could.The Women Who Fought to Defend Their Homes Against ISIS|Gayle Tzemach Lemmon|February 22, 2021|Time
Ledbetter pleaded guilty in December to illegal possession of a machine gun.The Boogaloo Bois Have Guns, Criminal Records and Military Training. Now They Want to Overthrow the Government.|by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Lila Hassan and Karim Hajj, FRONTLINE|February 1, 2021|ProPublica
“You can imagine the sound of that gun on a Bronx street,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says.
The billionaire philanthropist tastes the product of a machine that processes human sewage into drinking water and electricity.
That act forever sealed his feeling for the Chief, bound it up with the war, with violence, with the gun.
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?
They were the machine gun bullets coming from the ambush when my company got hit.
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
He turned at the sound of my voice with vastly more concern than he'd betrayed under the muzzle of Piegan's gun.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
British Dictionary definitions for machine gun
- a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
- (as modifier)machine-gun fire