Maxim gun

Definitions

  • Rifle-calibre Maxim Gun
    Rifle-calibre Maxim Gun
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Maxim gun an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Maxim gun A kind of machine gun; -- named after its inventor, Hiram S. Maxim .
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Usage

In literature:

She had, for example, a Maxim gun on her tiny forecastle.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
He desired first to cripple her completely, then to finish her with the Maxim guns.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
Revolvers were at work with the rapidity of maxim guns.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
I mean the Maxim machine gun.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The squadron replied with anti-aircraft guns, maxims, and rifles.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Supply of Maxim guns to the Cavalry.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
The crackling discharge was like the fire of a miniature Maxim gun.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
They carried ropes and a machine gun and just as the moon rose they attained the summit, set up their Maxim and opened fire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
His shots rang out like the rattle of a maxim gun, so swiftly did he empty the six chambers.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Maxim guns, emitting their blessings.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In news:

Hiram Percy Maxim (his dad made the machine-gun) had it figured out in 1908, but we here in the United States still seem.
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In science:

FIG. 2: A NOON Gun for small number of photons (K ≈ 100): A scheme to transfer GHZ state of atoms into a maximally entangled state of photons into two circular polarization modes via collective interaction of atoms with light fields.
A Bootstrapping Approach for Generating Maximally Path-Entangled Photon States
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