metralhadora

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Portuguese[edit]

Uma metralhadora grande

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. Compare Spanish ametralladora.

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Noun[edit]

metralhadora f (plural metralhadoras)

  1. (firearms) machine gun
  2. machine-gunner

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