Browning automatic rifle

noun

Brow·​ning automatic rifle ˈbrau̇-niŋ- How to pronounce Browning automatic rifle (audio)
: a .30 caliber gas-operated air-cooled magazine-fed automatic rifle often provided with a rest for the barrel

Word History

Etymology

John M. Browning †1926 American designer of firearms

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Browning automatic rifle was in 1905

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“Browning automatic rifle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Browning%20automatic%20rifle. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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