Lewis gun

noun

Definition of Lewis gun

: a gas-operated air-cooled machine gun fed by a drum magazine and first used in World War I dropped my stick with a clatter like a Lewis gun— Angus Mowat

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History and Etymology for Lewis gun

after Isaac N. Lewis †1931 American army officer and inventor

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

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