mitrailleuse

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English[edit]

The Montigny mitrailleuse, c. 1870

Etymology[edit]

French mitrailleuse, from mitrailler (to fire grapeshot).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˌmiːtɹəˈjɜz/, /ˈmiːtɹəˌjɜz/

Noun[edit]

mitrailleuse (plural mitrailleuses)

  1. (historical, military) A breech-loading machine gun consisting of a number of barrels fitted together, so arranged that the barrels can be fired simultaneously, or successively, and rapidly.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mitrailler +‎ -euse

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mi.tʁɑ.jøz/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mitrailleuse f (plural mitrailleuses)

  1. machine gun

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: mitrailleuse
  • Ottoman Turkish: مترالیوز(mitralyöz)
  • Portuguese: metralhadora (calque)

Noun[edit]

mitrailleuse f (plural mitrailleuses)

  1. female equivalent of mitrailleur (machine-gunner)

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