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submachine gun

[ suhb-muh-sheen-guhn ]
/ ˌsʌb məˈʃin ˌgʌn /
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noun
a lightweight automatic or semiautomatic gun, fired from the shoulder or hip. Abbreviation: SMG
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Origin of submachine gun

First recorded in 1915–20; sub- + machine gun
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British Dictionary definitions for submachine gun

sub-machine-gun

noun
a portable automatic or semiautomatic light gun with a short barrel, firing pistol ammunition: designed to be fired from the hip or shoulder
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