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English definition of “submachine gun”

submachine gun

noun [C]     /ˌsʌb.məˈʃiːŋ.ɡʌn/
a type of automatic gun that is light enough to be carried easilyHandguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
(Definition of submachine gun noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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