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Definition of "machine gun" [machine gun]

  • A gun that fires rapidly and repeatedly. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "machine gun" in a sentence
  • "Indicative of how dangerous it became were the physical changes that took place over the course of the war at the Baghdad bureau of the New York Times, which gradually morphed into a fortress festooned with searchlights and machine gun emplacements on its roof, surrounded by concrete blast walls, a foot thick and twenty feet high, protected by forty armed guards."
  • "We attacked with our own RATs and we floated in on rafts protected by Boatman, who armored the sides of his red Boat and mounted a machine gun captured from federal forces."
  • "Ma Deuce, from the heavy machine gun designation which is M-2."