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Origin of machine gun
Words nearby machine gun
Definition for machine gun (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ma·chine-gunned, ma·chine-gun·ning.
Origin of machine-gun
OTHER WORDS FROM machine-gunmachine gunner, noun
Example sentences from the Web for machine gun
Mothers pushed their children's heads down and they sped through town, leaving a trail of machine-gun shells in their wake.
A burst of machine-gun fire blew off the wall of a nearby building—the commandos were approaching.
But for once we see something new: The singer reloads the bolt of his machine-gun in time with the music.
He speaks so quickly that a clichéd comparison to a machine-gun is unavoidable.
Fifty percent were drug-related; 25 percent died from machine-gun fire; 15 percent were public executions.
At one time the Mosque was deserted by all except one machine-gun officer, who continued to work his gun single-handed.With the British Army in The Holy Land|Henry Osmond Lock
Machine-gun sections arrived with empty wagons; they had lost all their guns.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
The Germans did not seem to like them, as their discharge always drew a lot of machine-gun fire in reply.
Our daily work was making reserve defences, trenches, deep dugouts, and machine-gun emplacements between Vermelles and Loos.
He swung his machine-gun round on its turret mounting and, thrusting the muzzle down, rattled off a score of rounds.Air Men o' War|Boyd Cable
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