machine pistol


Definition of machine pistol

: a small submachine gun with a pistol grip

Examples of machine pistol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deputies also allegedly found a MAC-10 machine pistol and a 9 mm handgun under the passenger seat. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "San Martin: Ex-cons allegedly found with machine pistol," 19 Aug. 2019 Among the guns seized from Cleveland’s home was a Glock Model 19, 9mm fully-automatic machine pistol with what’s called a drum magazine, according to Sax., "Happy Valley man who trafficked in counterfeit oxycodone laced with fentanyl sent to federal prison," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of machine pistol

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Machine pistol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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