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.
They were mounted upon rough adaptations of the Doan swivel, which at that time gave the maximum vertical range to a heavy gun.
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.
JALALABAD, June 16, 2010 (Frontier Star): Taliban on Wednesday (June 16) claimed they had killed and wounded over 30 Afghan and foreign troops during a heavy gun battle yesterday in the troubled Kunar province.
Aafia Siddiqui in October 2008 and a woman like her couldnt lift even a gun with her six months baby, so how it could be believe that she killed American soldier with a heavy gun.
At the forefront of the British attack on Gold Beach were the 6th Green Howards, whose objective was to storm the Mont Fleury heavy gun battery near La Riviere which threatened the vast Allied fleet offshore.
As calm returned to Beit Jalla, heavy gun battles erupted in the West Bank town of Hebron.
Brian, my shop foreman, has been using it for several months and aside from the usual complaints of carrying a long, heavy gun, didn't come up with any suggestions for changes.
On Sunday evening, forces from the former Joint Integrated Units (JIU) came under heavy gun exchange after unexpected changes were made within the presidential guards, a military source said.
Meanwhile, a huge blast rocked Jorat Al-Shiyah district in Homs in synchronization with heavy gun firing on several nearby towns, the opposition groups added.