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"machine gun" in British English

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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)

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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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