Bofors gun

noun
Bo·​fors gun | \ ˈbō-ˌfȯrz- How to pronounce Bofors gun (audio) , ˈbü- How to pronounce Bofors gun (audio) \

Definition of Bofors gun

: a double-barreled automatic antiaircraft gun

First Known Use of Bofors gun

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bofors gun

Bofors, munition works in Sweden

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“Bofors gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bofors%20gun. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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