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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