from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lightweight automatic gun that shoots pistol ammunition, is usually fired from the shoulder or hip, and often has the capacity for shooting single rounds.
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- n. A type of short range machine gun that is carried as a personal weapon and uses pistol ammunition.
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- n. machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
There was a spare Glock 9-millimeter and a Mauser SP66 sniper's rifle, along with a South African–made BXP submachine gun fitted with a suppressor and a grenade launcher, which seemed to me like a contradiction in terms.
Boghut had a Russian submachine gun with a seventy-two-round magazine.
Albert Ernst had stripped down his submachine gun and was cleaning it.
Rondorf fired his submachine gun at some enemy soldiers who were taking aim at his driver.
He had a Steyr SPP, which is most of a Steyr TMP submachine gun cut down into pistol form.
The MP5K is a short Heckler & Koch submachine gun designed early in the 1970s.
In an uncharacteristically brief statement, the al-Qaeda leader, dressed in a camouflage jacket with a submachine gun propped at his side, said that the attacks were revenge for the long-standing Western humiliation of the Muslim world, consistently his most important theme.