AK-47

noun
\ ˈā-ˈkā-ˌfȯr-tē-ˈse-vᵊn How to pronounce AK-47 (audio) \

Definition of AK-47

: a Soviet-designed 7.62 mm (.30 cal.) gas-operated magazine-fed rifle for automatic or semiautomatic fire

First Known Use of AK-47

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for AK-47

Russian avtomat Kalashnikova 1947 Kalashnikov automatic rifle of 1947

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The first known use of AK-47 was in 1962

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“AK-47.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/AK-47. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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