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

  • n. Any of a series of assault rifles of Soviet design, especially the AK-47.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a particular model of Russian assault rifle.
  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.

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

  • n. a type of submachine gun made in Russia


After Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov (born 1919), Soviet arms engineer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after its Russian designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, in Russian: Калашников (Kalášnikov) (Wiktionary)



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