assault rifle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assault rifle any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
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Usage

In literature:

McKeith told a gruesome story of an assault by the natives, and of rifles at work through gun-holes in the zinc tower.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
Presently they renewed the assault, but a rifle-shot from Forrest put an end to the skirmish.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
For convenience in instruction ASSAULTS are divided into SIMPLE ATTACKS, COUNTER ATTACKS, ATTACKS ON THE RIFLE, and FEINTS.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
With two good rifles inside, they won't dare to assault the cabin with their naked hands.
"The Alaskan" by James Oliver Curwood
Had the assault continued for an hour longer their rifles must have ceased to reply.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Our days were divided between rifle-pits and making assaults.
"The Twenty-fifth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion" by George P. Bissell
Dalton, after assaulting Bert Clodis, or having it done, must have rifled his pockets and found one set.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
The Southern soldiers were kept in the intrenchments, in the rifle-pits, and ditches, to be in readiness to repel an assault.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The defenders emptied their rifles, cannon and mortars upon the very heads of the brave assaulters, making of them a human hecatomb.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
Every assault was smashed by the British artillery, rifle, and machine-gun fire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
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In news:

About half of the 50,000-member Ugandan Army is based around this weather-beaten, potholed frontier town where soldiers constantly patrol the streets with assault rifles slung on their shoulders.
A retired police officer has been sentenced to five years in state prison for having several assault rifles and illegal ammunition magazines at his southern New Jersey home.
Former Vineland police officer sentenced to prison for possessing illegal assault rifles, large-capacity ammunition magazines.
Virginia State Police say they took drugs and an assault rifle from the pick-up truck they say caused the crash.
The case of the imaginary assault rifle.
View full size SPC Anita VanderMolen / Oregon National Guard SPC Melissa Candy of Medford, awaits the call to fire the Singapore Assault Rifle -21st Century as part of a cultural exchange during Tiger Balm 11 in Singapore Wednesday.
But the assault rifle one of them was schlepping made police a little wary of their true intentions.
A Connecticut woman donated a German assault rifle from World War 2 to a gun- buy back program.
Former Vineland police officer sentenced to prison for possessing illegal assault rifles, large- capacity ammunition magazines.
The captain of the Ocean Atlas had been detained on Thursday after authorities found three assault rifles on the vessel.
AP File Photo Three variations of the AR-15 assault rifle look similar, but the bottom version is illegal in California because of its quick-reload capabilities.
Seven people have been charged in connection with an RCMP raid of a Hells Angels clubhouse in Kelowna that saw the seizure of $4 million, handguns and assault rifles.
No names have been released yet, but authorities say the man shot his stepson three times with an assault rifle around 5:45 pm Thursday.
Photo provided by Camden County Sheriff's Office Two assault rifles, a hand gun, crack cocaine , heroin and cash were seized during the investigation at a Beckett Street home.
Authorities say they've dismantled a drug-and-gun trafficking ring in San Diego County, arresting three dozen people and seizing 60 weapons, including assault rifles.
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