Definitions

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

  • n. A .45-caliber submachine gun having a wooden stock and a box or drum magazine.

Etymologies

After John Taliaferro Thompson (1860-1940), American army officer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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