automatic gun

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n automatic gun a firearm that reloads itself and keeps firing until the trigger is released
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Usage

In literature:

The infantry sent us various things found in the enemy 'plane, among them a machine gun and an automatic camera.
"An Aviator's Field Book" by Oswald Bölcke
Covering and protecting the cannon are automatic, armored cupolas, rising and falling with the modern, disappearing guns.
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
He discarded the sub-machine gun with its explosive shells for the automatics.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They have automatic weapons ... spring guns ... firing a clip of twenty plastic bolts.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
From it he drew two riot guns, automatic shotguns with short barrels.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The vigorous click-click of the automatic joined in with the roar of the big guns.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
Dropping the gun he went forward swiftly, whipping an automatic from his pocket as he ran.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
One would have been enough, but she must have set the gun on full automatic and then let it spew itself empty.
"The Moralist" by Jack Taylor
The machines were inspected, the automatic guns gone over, and nothing left undone that could be thought of to give success.
"Air Service Boys Over The Rhine" by Charles Amory Beach
He cursed himself for having used the gun on automatic.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Industrial coating equipment maker Nordson Corp. Has introduced an automatic spray gun designed to increase productivity and improve finish quality.
If you're creating a recipe for an adrenaline-pumping good time, all you really need is Ted Nugent, a helicopter, a fully automatic machine gun and an endless supply of feral pigs.
Reported to Mankato Police on Tuesday, the manager at the Mankato Scheel's store described the missing gun as a 40-caliber semi-automatic, Smith & Weston.
Loaded guns, including semi-automatic found in car in Schuyler.
Ranges offering fully automatic machine gun s shoots are all the rage in Las Vegas.
This machine gun , modified to be semi-automatic, was stolen from a hunting cabin in eastern Callaway County.
During a routine compliance check, probation officers arrested a couple after methamphetamine, cash and a fully automatic machine gun were found in the couple's Rialto home, authorities said.
Ranges offering fully automatic machine guns shoots are all the rage in Las Vegas.
This machine gun, modified to be semi-automatic, was stolen from a hunting cabin in eastern Callaway County.
If you can't hit you target, then what you might need is a fully automatic machine gun.
Each model is enclosed and cleans guns automatically, within one minute.
One of several gun control measures passed yesterday in the Assembly included a plan to mandate micro- stamping on semi-automatic pistols.
Legislation to force gun manufacturers to "code" bullets fired from semi-automatic pistols was tabled after State Senate Democrats failed to muster the 32 votes necessary to pass.
It doesn't help that the sprint button is sluggish, gun reticules are vague, and the automatic reload is a shambles.
What happens when Ted Nugent takes a helicopter, one fully automatic machine gun, and an endless supply of feral pigs.
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In science:

The glider gun emerged through the coupling of the power of human cognition and the automatic behavior of a mechanized formal system.
Biologic
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