mitrailleuse

[ mee-tra-yœz ]
/ mi traˈyœz /

noun, plural mi·trail·leuses [mee-tra-yœz] /mi traˈyœz/. French.

a machine gun.

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British Dictionary definitions for mitrailleuse

mitrailleuse
/ (ˌmɪtraɪˈɜːz) /

noun

an early form of breech-loading machine gun having several parallel barrels
any French machine gun

Word Origin for mitrailleuse

C19: from French, from mitraille small shot, from Old French mistraille pieces of money, from mite ²
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