ak-47


ak-47
\\ˌāˌkāˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ \ noun (-s)
Usage: usually capitalized A&K
Etymology: Russian automat Kalashnikova 1947 Kalashnikov automatic rifle of 1947
: a Soviet-designed 7.62 mm (.30 cal.) gas-operated magazine-fed rifle for automatic or semiautomatic fire

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abbrev
Automatic Kalashnikov 47, a type of sub-machine gun

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n. a type of assault rifle, originally manufactured in the Soviet Union
Origin:
acronym for Russian Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947, the designation of the original model, designed in 1947 by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov (b. 1919)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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