assault rifle

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of assault rifle

:any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles (such as the AK-47) that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; also :a rifle that resembles a military assault rifle but is designed to allow only semiautomatic fire

First Known Use of assault rifle

1964

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ASSAULT RIFLE Defined for English Language Learners

assault rifle

noun

Definition of assault rifle for English Language Learners

  • : a gun that can shoot many bullets quickly and that is designed for use by the military


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