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