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machine gun

noun [C]  /məˈʃin ˌɡʌn/ us  
an automatic gun that can fire a lot of bullets one after the other very quickly
Translations of “machine gun”
in Korean 기관총…
in Arabic مِدْفَع رَشّاش…
in Portuguese metralhadora…
in Catalan metralladora…
in Japanese 機関銃…
in Italian mitragliatrice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機關槍,機槍…
in Russian пулемет…
in Turkish makineli tüfek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机关枪,机枪…
in Polish karabin maszynowy…
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