Meaning of “tommy gun” in the English Dictionary

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"tommy gun" in British English

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tommy gunnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɒm.i ɡʌn/ us /ˈtɑː.mi ɡʌn/

a light machine gun (= a gun that fires many bullets quickly) that is held in the hand

(Definition of “tommy gun” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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