First Known Use of machine-gun
Definition of machine gun
Examples of machine gun in a Sentence
They heard the sound of machine-gun fire.
Recent Examples of machine gun from the Web
Gordon Elias, the kindly G.I. who gets riddled with machine gun fire in a rice paddy at the end of Platoon.
Men in combat fatigues stood around her, machine guns cocked.
Sanza customized the Jeep, adding bulletproof windows and a machine gun mount in the back.
Yes, that is Post Malone, on video in Las Vegas, the recent site of one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, riding around with a machine gun mounted atop a truck.
Buy Photo When pianist Kurt Martin plays the theme from The Godfather in the food court of the Lits Building, Billy the barber comes out of his shop with his imaginary machine gun at the ready.
Missiles such as the Dragon required the gunner to hold a set of crosshairs on target until the missile impact, a tough proposition when the missile launch would often give away the gunner’s position and earn him a barrage of enemy machine gun fire.
However at least three machine guns still are missing, federal officials said.
They each are charged with having the machine guns and grenade launcher, according to federal prosecutors and court documents.
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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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