Thompson submachine gun
noun Etymology: John T. Thompson died 1940 American army officer Date: 1920 a .45 caliber submachine gun with a drum or stick magazine, a pistol grip, and a detachable buttstock

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  • Thompson submachine gun — ☆ Thompson submachine gun n. [after a co inventor, John T. Thompson (1860 1940), U.S. army officer] a type of submachine gun: see SUBMACHINE GUN …   English World dictionary

  • Thompson submachine-gun — /tom(p)ˈsən sub mə shēnˈgun/ noun A tommy gun (also Thompson gun) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thompson submachine gun — Tommy gun redirects here. For other uses, see Tommy gun (disambiguation). For the Anti Aircraft gun nicknamed Chicago Piano, see 1.1 /75 caliber gun. Thompson Submachine Gun, Caliber .45 Wartime production variant …   Wikipedia

  • Thompson submachine gun — a portable, .45 caliber, automatic weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder or hip. Also called Tommy gun. [1920 25; named after J. T. Thompson (1860 1940), American army officer who aided in its invention] * * * ▪ firearm byname  Tommy Gun …   Universalium

  • Thompson submachine gun — noun a .45 caliber submachine gun • Syn: ↑Tommy gun • Hypernyms: ↑submachine gun * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: after John T. Thompson died 1940 American army officer who invented it in collaboration with John Blish died 1921… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thompson submachine gun — Thomp′son submachine′ gun n. mil a.45 caliber automatic weapon designed to be fired from the shoulder or hip Also called Tommy gun Etymology: 1920–25; after John T. Thompson (1860–1940), American army officer who aided in its invention …   From formal English to slang

  • Thompson submachine gun — noun a .45 caliber American submachine gun, having a wooden stock and a drum or box magazine Syn: Chicago typewriter, chopper, Tommy gun …   Wiktionary

  • Thompson Submachine gun — Thompson (pistolet mitrailleur) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Thompson. Une version civile de la Thompson tenue par un caporal britannique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thompson machine gun — noun a type of submachine gun. Also, Tommy gun. {named after JT Thompson, 1860–1940, US army officer} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Submachine gun — A submachine gun (SMG) is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the cartridge of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size.AdvantagesSubmachine guns, like shotguns, are ideal for close range combat in… …   Wikipedia

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