Arisaka

noun

Ari·​sa·​ka
variants or Arisaka rifle
¦arə¦säkə,
¦är-
plural -s
: any of a series of bolt-action rifles of about . 30 caliber that were standard issue to Japanese forces from about 1905 until 1945

Word History

Etymology

after Colonel Nariaka Arisaka †1915 Japanese army officer & superintendent of Tokyo arsenal

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“Arisaka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arisaka. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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