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  • proper n. A British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War II.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of machine gun; -- named after its inventor, Hiram S. Maxim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See machine-gun.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel

Etymologies

After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916). (Wiktionary)

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