Bofors gun
noun Etymology: Bofors, munition works in Sweden Date: 1939 a double-barreled automatic antiaircraft gun

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  • Bofors gun — Bo′fors gun [[t]ˈboʊ fɔrz, fɔrs[/t]] n. mil a 40 millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon • Etymology: 1935–40; after Bofors, Sweden …   From formal English to slang

  • Bofors gun — /ˈboʊfəz gʌn/ (say bohfuhz gun) noun an automatic anti aircraft gun. {named after Bofors, town in S Sweden, where it was first made} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bofors gun — /boh fawrz, fawrs/ 1. a 40 millimeter automatic gun used chiefly as an antiaircraft weapon. 2. two such guns mounted and fired together as one unit. [1935 40; named after Bofors, Sweden, where first made] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bofors gun — [ bəʊfəz] noun a type of light anti aircraft gun. Origin 1930s: named after Bofors in Sweden, where it was first manufactured …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bofors gun — n. a type of light anti aircraft gun. Etymology: Bofors in Sweden …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bofors gun —  (Cap.) Named for a town in Sweden …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Bofors 37 mm — anti tank gun Polish wz.36 anti tank gun. Type Anti tank gun Place of origin …   Wikipedia

  • Bofors 40 mm gun — Infobox Weapon name= Bofors 40 mm gun caption= Bofors 40 mm/L60. This example includes the British designed Stiffkey Sight , being operated by the aimer standing to the right of the loader (turned sideways). It operates the trapeze seen above the …   Wikipedia

  • Bofors — The name Bofors has been associated with the iron industry for more than 350 years. Located in Karlskoga, Sweden, it originates from the hammer mill Boofors founded 1646. The company was founded in 1873. In 1999 Saab purchased the Celsius Group,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bofors 57 mm gun — Bofors 57 mm A Bofors 57 mm Mk 1 live firing on the Swedish Spica II Class FAC Type Naval artillery Place of origin …   Wikipedia

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