machine pistol


noun

a fully automatic pistol; submachine gun.

Nearby words

  1. machine head,
  2. machine intelligence,
  3. machine language,
  4. machine learning,
  5. machine moulding,
  6. machine politics,
  7. machine readable,
  8. machine screw,
  9. machine shop,
  10. machine tool

Origin of machine pistol

First recorded in 1935–40

Also called burp gun.

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