Definition of 'machinegun'
Example sentences containing 'machinegun'
The next morning his battalion came under heavy machinegun fire and conducted a fighting withdrawal.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Soldiers then raked the town with machinegun fire.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The radar experts flung away their sandwiches and ran as machinegun bullets kicked up the earth around them.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
One man said that rebels sprayed the river with a machinegun bullets as civilians swam for their lives.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Then he stormed a Taleban machinegun position under fire and killed the gunners.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He died from 90 machinegun bullets through the heart.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A machinegun position was set up nearby.The Sun (2008)
I realised this was coming from automatic machineguns from the tanks and the power from those things is amazing.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
One day last week, a gaggle of soldiers surrounded a junior officer teaching them how to dismantle a light machinegun.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Again he led a bayonet charge on the second machinegun position, driving the enemy off and killing two of them himself.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Definition of machinegun from the Collins English Dictionary
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