Kalashnikov

noun
Ka·​lash·​ni·​kov | \kə-ˈlash-nə-ˌkȯf, -ˈläsh-, -ˈkäf\

Definition of Kalashnikov 

: a Soviet-designed assault rifle especially : ak-47

First Known Use of Kalashnikov

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Kalashnikov

Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov born 1919 Soviet weapons designer

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