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
The team was traveling with 30 Nigerien soldiers when they were attacked by approximately 50 ISIS affiliated fighters armed with rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and heavy machine guns, according to US military officials.
An offshoot of the Islamic State has been named as a potential suspect in the attack, during which roughly 50 terrorists are believed to have assaulted the troops with grenades and machine guns.
Trucks carrying black-clad police officers with machine guns pass regularly through the streets.
No one thinks our Second Amendment rights are compromised because machine guns are nearly impossible to obtain.
The National Firearms Act was amended in 1986 to prohibit the transfer or possession of machine guns by civilians, with an exception for those previously manufactured and registered.
The attack was especially deadly in part due to the shooter’s high rate of fire, which in video of the incident sounds like a machine gun.
The guard was armed with a shotgun and his jeep equipped with what looked like a machine gun.
On January 15, assailants armed with machine guns and grenades attacked young men in a coffee shop in the town of Olevsk, killing one and seriously wounding around a dozen others.
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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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