Thompson submachine gun

noun
Thomp·​son submachine gun | \ˈtäm(p)-sən- \

Definition of Thompson submachine gun 

: a .45 caliber submachine gun with a drum or stick magazine, a pistol grip, and a detachable buttstock

First Known Use of Thompson submachine gun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thompson submachine gun

John T. Thompson †1940 American army officer

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