Thompson submachine gun

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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

Origin and Etymology of thompson submachine gun

John T. Thompson †1940 American army officer


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