automatic weapon

Definitions

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

In literature:

Directly he was working at his weapon like an automatic affair.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Directly he was working at his weapon like an automatic affair.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Jimmie Dale's face grew hard, as his fingers closed around his automatic and drew the weapon from his pocket.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
Eradicate held aloft a large calibre, automatic weapon.
"Tom Swift in Captivity" by Victor Appleton
The only weapon we've got left is this automatic.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
Then he stooped over and relieved him of his other weapons, two automatic Colts.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
The automatic and the "pump" shot-guns are the favorite weapons of the game-hog who makes a specialty of geese and ducks.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
Wargrave and Muriel opened on the pursuers with their automatic weapons and checked them.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
Officers as well as men were lightly clothed; their only weapons, automatics.
"The Greater Love" by George T. McCarthy
The weapon was light in weight, lighter than any automatic he had ever held.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
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In news:

An Uzbekistan native, indicted on federal charges of threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons, including a fully automatic weapon and a grenade, plans to plead guilty in the case next month.
T aliban militants armed with a rocket, hand grenades and automatic weapons attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing six people, police said.
Pictures of Mr Kasab wearing a black shirt and carrying an automatic weapon played on television all day on Wednesday in India, where the execution received blanket coverage.
Trenton man allegedly used semi- automatic weapon during robbery attempt.
Eight people are in custody after shots were fired with semi-automatic weapons in Jones County, according to the Jones County Sheriff's Office.
PORT CLINTON, Ohio ā€” In a soldier's trained hands an automatic weapon looks right.
An 18-year-old Bryan man was arrested for carrying a semi-automatic handgun after telling police he?d found the weapon just moments.
Police say Jacob Tyler Roberts was armed with a stolen semi-automatic weapon when he stormed the mall on Tuesday.
Authorities say a Georgia police lieutenant is hospitalized after being shot in the head with a semi-automatic weapon in Griffin .
Authorities say a Georgia police lieutenant is hospitalized after being shot in the head with a semi-automatic weapon in Griffin.
An automatic weapon may have been used in a robbery early Monday in Northeast Washington, according to a brief, preliminary police account.
After serving as a fire team leader deep in the mountains of Afghanistan and toting an automatic weapon weighing more than 22 pounds when fully loaded with 200 rounds, bobsledding just wasn't the same anymore for John Napier .
BANNU, Pakistan ā€” Taliban militants armed with a rocket, hand grenades and automatic weapons attacked a police station in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing six people, police said.
On March 26, 10 pirates with automatic weapons stormed an 1,300 DWT Indonesian chemical tanker in the waters on the Malaysian and Indonesia border.
Shooting Range Rents Automatic Weapons.
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In science:

After being injured in a hail of automatic weapons fire, the pair were finished off with machete blows before being decapitated, Le Quotidien dā€™ Oran reported.
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