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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MACHINE-GUN

Machine-gun fire in the wood we had left was hotter than ever.

Earl and Leon held the machine-gun ready for instant action.

A machine-gun was mounted on board and several bombs were also to be carried.

To-day you couldn't get me out of Kentucky with a machine-gun!

He listened to shells whistle by and the whipcrack of machine-gun bullets.

As he fell, the machine-gun bullets hit him in the chest, then in the neck.

An old padre, with two machine-gun bullets in his hip, is on the other side.

"You mean the machine-gun, of course," said Dennis, nodding.

A glance had shown him that there was a machine-gun in the trench, and his course was clear now.

To tackle them with her uncertain motor was like charging a machine-gun nest.

WORD ORIGIN

1870, from machine (n.) + gun (n.). As a verb from 1915. Related: Machine-gunned; machine-gunning.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.