Mauser

[mou-zer]
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noun

Peter Paul,1838–1914, and his brother, Wilhelm, 1834–82, German inventors of firearms.

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British Dictionary definitions for mauser

Mauser

noun trademark

a high-velocity magazine rifle
a type of automatic pistol

Word Origin for Mauser

C19: named after P. P. von Mauser (1838–1914), German firearms inventor

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Word Origin and History for mauser

Mauser

1880, German army rifle, introduced 1871, invented by brothers Peter Paul (1838-1914) and Wilhelm (1834-1882) Mauser.

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