Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An early, water-cooled, automatic machine gun having a single barrel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See machine-gun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A kind of machine gun; -- named after its inventor, Hiram S. Maxim.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War II.

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

  • noun an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel

Etymologies

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

[After Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, (1840–1916), American-born British inventor who developed it.]

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

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