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light machine gun

[′līt mə′shēn ‚gən]
(ordnance)
Any aircraft machine gun of .30 caliber or smaller.
In U.S. Army usage, any lightweight machine gun, including the .30-caliber air-cooled machine gun and excluding fully automatic rifles, submachine guns, and machine pistols.
In specific nonofficial context, any fully automatic rifle or any machine gun having total weight, with mount, between 20-30 pounds (9-14 kilograms) approximately; for example, the Browning automatic rifle and the Lewis machine gun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The fort was manned by a crew of two with light machineguns. Access was provided by means of a hatch in the roof.
Among the Libyan arms were four tonnes of plastic explosive Semtex, 1,200 assault rifles, 25 heavy machineguns, 60 light machineguns and millions of rounds of ammunition.
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