Definitions

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  • noun A rapid-fire projectile weapon with a larger calibre than a machine gun.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ cannon

Examples

  • Newer: « Israeli 20mm AA autocannon on a TCM-20 turret.

    Helicoptor Refueling – Jump Bay View | My[confined]Space

  • Reynolds also seems to have developed a hitherto unsuspected superb aptitude for writing great battle sequences, with heavy autocannon-armed airships blasting away at one another, the repelling of boarding actions and so on.

    Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds

  • Older: Israeli 20mm AA autocannon on a TCM-20 turret. »

    Lego santa | My[confined]Space

  • Older: Israeli 20mm AA autocannon on a TCM-20 turret. »

    Lego santa | My[confined]Space

  • Reynolds also seems to have developed a hitherto unsuspected superb aptitude for writing great battle sequences, with heavy autocannon-armed airships blasting away at one another, the repelling of boarding actions and so on.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Newer: « Israeli 20mm AA autocannon on a TCM-20 turret.

    Helicoptor Refueling – Jump Bay View | My[confined]Space

  • The top landing-stages and terraces of the palace were almost obscured by the flashes of autocannon shells and the smoke and dust of projectiles.

    Space Viking

  • The top landing-stages and terraces of the palace were almost obscured by the flashes of autocannon shells and the smoke and dust of projectiles.

    Space Viking

  • Its main weapon is the widely used M242 Bushmaster 25mm autocannon, which has a 1.5-mile range and variable rates of fire.

    CNET News.com

  • This is a 13 ton, two seat, single engine aircraft that is also available as a combat model (the F-50), which carries a 20mm autocannon and up to three tons of bombs and missiles.

    StrategyPage.com

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