Bofors gun

noun

Bo·​fors gun ˈbō-ˌfȯrz- How to pronounce Bofors gun (audio) ˈbü- How to pronounce Bofors gun (audio)
: a double-barreled automatic antiaircraft gun

Word History

Etymology

Bofors, munition works in Sweden

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bofors gun was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Bofors gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bofors%20gun. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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