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Mauser

[mou-zer]
noun
  1. Peter Paul,1838–1914, and his brother, Wilhelm, 1834–82, German inventors of firearms.
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Historical Examples of mauser

  • However, my Mauser outstrode his rifle and I was allowed to continue my story.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • With these words I threw my rifle and my Mauser into the stream.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • I took my Mauser and also hid in the cuff of my coat my cyanide of potassium.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • I put my Mauser inside my coat and began to look about and scrutinize the people.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • I wonder where Mauser could have been with her kittens last night!


British Dictionary definitions for mauser

Mauser

noun trademark
  1. a high-velocity magazine rifle
  2. a type of automatic pistol
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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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