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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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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