Definitions for AK-47ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən
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AK-47ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən(n.)(pl.)AK-47's.
a kalashnikov assault rifle first made in 1947.
Origin of AK-47:
1965–70; < Russ
The Soviet-built 1947 Kalashnikov assault rifle or any similar rifle built to this design.
Origin: From АК-47, shortened from автомат Калашникова, from the name of the designer Mikhail Kalashnikov.
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the USSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova. It is also known as a Kalashnikov, an AK or in Russian slang, Kalash. The AK-47 was designed to be a simple, reliable automatic rifle that could be manufactured quickly and cheaply, using mass production methods that were state of the art in the Soviet Union during the late 1940s. It was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949. It was widely supplied or sold to nations allied with the USSR and the blueprints were shared with several friendly nations. More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined.
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