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Machine Gun


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A heavy weapon consisting of a barrel surrounded by a radiator, fitted with a receiver with a feed tray, an ejection port, a charging handle, a trigger, an aiming mechanism, and a magazine or munition belt. It is mounted on a tripod. Used to fire bursts of projectiles.
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  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
Term (International)
Machine Gun
Inverted term (International)
Gun, Machine
Alternative term(s)
automatic weapon; gun, rapid-fire; rapid-fire gun; weapon, automatic
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Alternative term(s)
fusil-mitrailleur; mitraillette; mitrailleuse légère
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  • 05-00063
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