heavy machine gun

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heavy machine gun

[′hev·ē mə′shēn ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Any machine gun of relatively heavy weight, including caliber-.30 water-cooled machine guns and caliber-.50 machine guns.
Any aircraft machine gun above caliber .30.
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Stripping his harness from him I securely bound his hands behind his back, and after similarly fastening his feet tied him to a heavy gun carriage.
The transportation of a single heavy gun was often considered equal to a victory gained; if happily, the difficulties of the passage had not so far separated it from its necessary concomitant, the ammunition, as to render it no more than a useless tube of unwieldy iron.
By this time we were well used to the roar of heavy guns, the rattle of musket fire, and the flying of shot near us; but never had I been under such a fire as we rode through on that day.
And as he watched, so did he listen, though he rode on in silence, save for the boom of heavy guns from far to the west.
Three sources in the anti-Houthi militias said the officers were seized in two separate districts that have been rocked by heavy gun battles.
Khudi Guldi, a resident of the locality, said heavy gun fire was underway between rebels and security forces, which lasted for two hours.
But the troops engaged in heavy gun battles with the fighters, leaving several of them wounded, the agency said.
In February, Shebab militants carried out a major attack against the heavily fortified presidential palace, killing officials and guards in heavy gun battles.
Meanwhile, Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers stormed an area east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza amid heavy gun fire.
Tunisian special forces fought a heavy gun battle with members of the ousted president's security force Sunday evening near the presidential palace in a Tunis suburb, Reuters reported, citing a military source.
Summary: TUNIS: Tunisian authorities struggled to restore order Sunday, arresting the top presidential security chief and fighting a heavy gun battle with members of the ousted president's security force Sunday, as the premier promised a new government would be announced Monday.