Oerlikon

noun
Oer·​li·​kon | \ ˈərləˌkän \
plural -s

Definition of Oerlikon

: any of several automatic aircraft or antiaircraft cannon shooting 20 millimeter greased ammunition

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History and Etymology for Oerlikon

from Oerlikon, suburb of Zurich, Switzerland, noted for its gun manufacturing

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“Oerlikon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oerlikon. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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