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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A kind of machine gun; -- named after its inventor, Hiram S. Maxim.
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- proper noun A British
machine gunof various calibresused by the British army from 1889 until World War II.
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- noun an obsolete water-cooled machine gun having a single barrel
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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