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

  • noun A hand-powered pump used to force grease under pressure into bearings.
  • noun A submachine gun.

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

  • noun A device held in the hand, having a supply of grease and attached to a reservoir of pressurized air, used to force grease between adjacent moving parts of a machine, especially in the bearings of motor vehicles.

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

  • noun a levered device for forcing grease into machinery.
  • noun colloquial a small machine gun, particularly the .45 calibre M3 used by the US in WW2.

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

  • noun a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine


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