automatic rifle


automatic rifle
noun
light machine gun
Syn: ↑automatic, ↑machine rifle
Derivationally related forms: ↑automatic (for: ↑automatic)

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noun
: a rifle capable commonly of either semiautomatic or full automatic fire and designed to be fired without a mount — compare machine gun

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a type of light machine gun capable of firing automatically or in single shots.
Also called automatic, machine rifle.
[1875-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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