lewis gun

n. a light machine-gun with a magazine, air cooling, and operation by gas from its own firing.
Etymology: I. N. Lewis, Amer. soldier d. 1931, its inventor

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  • Lewis Gun — Infobox Weapon name= Lewis Gun caption=Recruits of the Singapore Volunteer Force training with a Lewis gun. origin=flagcountry|United States type=Light machine gun is ranged=yes service= used by= See Users wars=World War I, World War II… …   Wikipedia

  • Lewis Gun — Australische Soldaten der 2. Division trainieren mit dem Lewis Lewis Gun …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lewis gun — /ˈluəs gʌn/ (say loohuhs gun) noun a light air cooled machine gun. {named after Isaac Lewis, 1858–1931, US army officer who designed it in 1911} The Lewis gun was widely used in World War I by Australian and other Allied troops. It could fire… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lewis gun — a light, air cooled, gas operated machine gun with a circular magazine, first used in World War I. Also called Lewis automatic, Lewis machine gun. [1910 15; named after I. N. LEWIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lewis gun — noun a light air cooled machine gun with a magazine operated by gas from its own firing, used mainly in the First World War. Origin early 20th cent.: named after the American colonel Isaac N. Lewis …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lewis (пулемёт) — Lewis Lewis Тип: ручной пулемёт Страна …   Википедия

  • Lewis (disambiguation) — Lewis is the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland.Lewis may also refer to: * Lewis (surname), a family nameIn U.S. places: * Lewis, Colorado * Lewis, Indiana * Lewis, Iowa * Lewis, Kansas * Lewis, Essex County, New York * Lewis, Lewis… …   Wikipedia

  • Lewis MG — Australische Soldaten der 2. Division trainieren mit dem Lewis Lewis Gun Allgemeine Information Entwickler:/Hersteller …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lewis, Colonel Isaac Newton — SUBJECT AREA: Weapons and armour [br] b. 12 October 1858 New Salem, Pennsylvania, USA d. 9 November 1931 Hoboken, New Jersey, USA [br] American soldier and weapons designer. [br] Lewis graduated from the US Military Academy, West Point, in 1884… …   Biographical history of technology

  • gun — Synonyms and related words: AA gun, Armstrong, BAR, BB gun, Benet Mercie, Beretta, Big Bertha, Bren, Bren gun, Browning, Cain, Colt, Garand, Garand rifle, Garling, Gatling, Gatling gun, Hotchkiss, Krupp, Lancaster, Lee Enfield, Lee Metford, Lewis …   Moby Thesaurus

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