What does machine gun mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. machine gun(verb)

    a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)

  2. machine gun(verb)

    shoot with a machine gun


  1. machine gun(n.)

    A fully automatic rapid-firing rifle, which continues to fire bullets repeatedly as long as the trigger is depressed; lighter versions may be carried in the hands, and heavier versions may be mounted on a tripod, vehicle, or other mount. The lighweight versions are sometimes called a submachine gun.

  2. machine gun(a.)

    Occurring in rapid succession, like the firing of a machine gun; as, Tom was a persuasive speaker, with a smooth deep voice, polysyllabic vocabulary, and a machine-gun articulation that overwhelmed listeners.


  1. machine gun(Noun)

    A type of firearm that continuously fires bullets in rapid succession by a single action of the trigger.


  1. Machine gun

    A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm, usually designed to fire bullets in quick succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of several hundred rounds per minute. Machine guns are generally categorized as submachine guns, machine guns, or autocannons. Submachine guns are hand-held small portable automatic weapons for personal defense or short-range combat firing pistol-caliber rounds. A machine gun is often portable to a certain degree, but is generally used when attached to a mount or fired from the ground on a bipod, and generally fires a rifle cartridge. Light machine guns are small enough to be fired and are hand-held like a rifle, but are more effective when fired from a prone position. The difference between machine guns and autocannons is based on caliber, with autocannons using calibers larger than 16 mm. Another factor is whether the gun fires conventional rounds or explosive rounds. Guns firing large-caliber explosive rounds are generally considered either autocannons or automatic grenade launchers. In contrast to submachine guns and autocannons, machine guns tend to share the characteristic of a very high ratio of barrel length to caliber; indeed, a true machine gun is essentially a fully automatic rifle, and often the primary criterion for a machine gun as opposed to an automatic rifle is the presence of a quick-change barrel or other cooling system.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machine gun in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machine gun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Akhror Saidakhmetov:

    I will just go a buy a machine gun, AK-47, go out and shoot all police.

  2. Markus Schiller:

    You just need a launch tube that you mount on the truck, it's almost as easy as mounting a machine gun.

  3. Matt Groening:

    Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

  4. Matt Groening:

    Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.

  5. Cardenas Hoffman:

    This is Adam Lanza. I'm gonna kill you. You're dead. You're dead. You hear me? You're dead. With my machine gun.

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