First Known Use of machine-gun
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Examples of machine gun in a Sentence
They heard the sound of machine-gun fire.
Recent Examples of machine gun from the Web
Even more disturbing, Cervenka -- who is an Army veteran -- heard the distinct sound of a .50 caliber machine gun.
Twenty-five pistols were handed in, along with 20 revolvers, eight shotguns, eight rifles, three assault rifles, three Derringer pistols and one machine gun.
Army has a panda riding a ski with a machine gun on their cleats.
The siege occurred on the night of September 11, when 20 men armed with grenade launchers and machine guns stormed the American compound and set it on fire.
As the modern urban police were coming into being (with their machine guns and squad cars) so were the modern urban criminals (with their repeating rifles and getaway cars).
Walking around carefree with a machine gun on your shoulder without law-enforcement officers challenging your constitutional rights is probably so empowering.
Fully automatic weapons like machine guns, which fire continuously with a single trigger pull, have been largely banned since 1986.
Many gun-controllers don’t know the difference and erroneously refer to, say, AR-15 rifles as machine guns or automatic weapons.
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First Known Use of machine gun
MACHINE-GUN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of machine gun for English Language Learners
: a gun that is able to shoot many bullets very quickly one after the other
MACHINE-GUN Defined for Kids
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