mitrailleur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French term mitrailleuse

Noun[edit]

mitrailleur (plural mitrailleurs)

  1. (UK, military, obsolete) rapid-fire team-served musket or rifle
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Used in the 19th century to refer to the semi-automatic rapid-fire volley guns, coffee mill guns, organ guns and the like, now frequently called hand-cranked machine guns


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Noun[edit]

mitrailleur m (plural mitrailleurs, diminutive mitrailleurtje n)

  1. machine-gun

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

mitrailleur m (plural mitrailleurs, feminine mitrailleuse)

  1. machine-gunner

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