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 for submachine gun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  machine gun \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.
     [PJC] machine-gun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  submachine gun
      n 1: machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm

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