Gatling gun

noun
Gat·​ling gun | \ ˈgat-liŋ- How to pronounce Gatling gun (audio) \

Definition of Gatling gun

: a machine gun with a revolving cluster of barrels fired once each per revolution

First Known Use of Gatling gun

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gatling gun

Richard J. Gatling †1903 American inventor

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The first known use of Gatling gun was in 1867

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“Gatling gun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gatling%20gun. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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