Kalashnikov

noun
Ka·​lash·​ni·​kov | \ kə-ˈlash-nə-ˌkȯf How to pronounce Kalashnikov (audio) , -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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“Kalashnikov.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kalashnikov. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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