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

  • Gatling, Richard Jordan 1818-1903. American firearms inventor of the first rapid-firing gun (patented 1862).

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  • n. United States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)


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