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machine gunnoun [C]

uk   /məˈʃiːn ˌɡʌn/ us   /məˈʃiːn ˌɡʌn/
an automatic gun that can fire a lot of bullets one after the other very quickly: [before noun] Several reporters were caught in machine-gun fire.

machine-gunverb [T]

uk   /məˈʃiːn.ɡʌn/ us   /məˈʃiːn.ɡʌn/
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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…
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