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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Near Tal Afar, one airstrike struck an ISIL heavy machine-gun firing position, it said.
The 21-year-old received the honour in autumn 1918 when the 8th Battalion of the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) was held up by heavy machine-gun fire during the advance on Flesquieres.
Heavy machine-gun fire were also heard from inside the Palestinian territories facing Lebanese town of Yaron, along with machine-gun fire behind enemy positions in the Kfar Shuba highlands, he said, Al-Manar Website correspondent in South Lebanon reported.
On October 26, 1917 near Passchendaele, Belgium, he performed a deed for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross: when the right flank of the Canadian attack was held up by heavy machine-gun fire from a pill-box strong point and heavy casualties were producing a critical situation, Private Holmes, on his own initiative and single-handed, ran forward and threw two bombs, killing and wounding the crews of two machine-guns.
During insertion, their helicopter came under heavy machine-gun fire and was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, causing a Navy SEAL team member to fall from the aircraft.
The FT reports that British Royal Marines have discovered in the south-east of the country the largest Al Qaida arms cache found during the coalition campaign so far, containing at least 30 truck loads of mortar, heavy machine-gun and anti-aircraft ammunition.
Up to 70 rounds fired from a heavy machine-gun came within yards of a position known as the Black Hole.