mitrailleur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French term mitrailleuse

Noun[edit]

mitrailleur ‎(plural mitrailleurs)

  1. (Britain, military, obsolete) A rapid-fire team-served musket or rifle.
  2. (Britain, military, obsolete) The person in charge of such a weapon.

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Usage notes[edit]

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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