mitrailleuse

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English[edit]

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The Montigny mitrailleuse, c. 1870

Etymology[edit]

French, from mitrailler (to fire grapeshot).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˌmiːtɹəˈjɜz/ or IPA(key): /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.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mitrailler +‎ -euse

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mitrailleuse f (plural mitrailleuses)

  1. machine gun

Noun[edit]

mitrailleuse f (plural mitrailleuses)

  1. female machine-gunner

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