metralhadora

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Female form of the adjective metralhador, calque of French mitrailleuse, from mitrailler. The word itself from the noun metralha (shrapnel used as cannon ammo). Known since 1881.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

metralhadora f (plural metralhadoras)

  1. machine gun (type of firearm)
  2. machine gunner (f)

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