Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various German automatic weapons designed for use by individual troops during World War II, especially either of two types of submachine gun.

Etymologies

After Hugo Schmeisser, 20th-century German arms engineer (to whom this type of weapon was mistakenly attributed by Allied military men).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Take that thing you call a Schmeisser in case they left someone on guard.

    The Nightmare Begins

  • "Get on your feet-and keep that thing you call a Schmeisser handy.

    The Savage Horde

  • Keep that thing you call a Schmeisser ready, huh? "

    The Nightmare Begins

  • A Schmeisser was a splendid piece when it was clean, but it couldn't take as much crud in the works as a Soviet PPSh or a British Sten.

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  • Glancing over his shoulder, he could see Rubenstein close behind him, the "Schmeisser" shot empty, the Browning High Power firing from his hand as he jumped the sidewalk and into the street, Rourke heard the rebel yell again as the noise of the gunfire died in the background behind him.

    The Nightmare Begins

  • He was less than five miles from where he'd left Paul, secure up in the rocks, the wounds still painful but on the mend, the "Schmeisser" subgun as the younger man still insisted on calling the MP-40, the Browning High Power, and Rourke's own Steyr-Mannlicher SSG Special Rifle as companions.

    The Quest

  • "Schmeisser" — despite the fact Rourke had told him repeatedly it was an MP-40.

    The Doomsayer

  • But, for once not taking Rourke's advice, Rubenstein had decided to keep the gun he called the "Schmeisser" " despite the fact Rourke had told him repeatedly it was an MP-40.

    The Doomsayer

  • Rubenstein"Rourke glanced back-already had the "Schmeisser" slung under his right arm and was jumping his bike.

    The Nightmare Begins

  • There was a burst of submachine gun fire from his right and Rourke turned, seeing Rubenstein firing the German MP-40'the "Schmeisser" " into the dirt at the feet of three attackers.

    The Nightmare Begins

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