machine gun Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “machine gun” in the English Dictionary

"machine gun" in British English

See all translations

machine gunnoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​automaticgun that can ​fire a lot of ​bullets one after the other very ​quickly: [before noun] Several ​reporters were ​caught in machine-gunfire.

machine-gunverb [T]

uk   us   /məˈʃiːn.ɡʌn/
(Definition of machine gun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"machine gun" in American English

See all translations

machine gunnoun [C]

 us   /məˈʃin ˌɡʌn/
an ​automatic gun that can ​fire a lot of ​bullets one after the other very ​quickly
(Definition of machine gun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “machine gun”
in Arabic مِدْفَع رَشّاش…
in Korean 기관총…
in Portuguese metralhadora…
in Catalan metralladora…
in Japanese 機関銃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机关枪,机枪…
in Turkish makineli tüfek…
in Russian пулемет…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機關槍,機槍…
in Italian mitragliatrice…
in Polish karabin maszynowy…
What is the pronunciation of machine gun?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“machine gun” in British English

Word of the Day

drum

a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More