gun stoppage

gun stoppage

[′gən ¦stap·ij]
(ordnance)
A condition which prevents a gun from being fired, usually in automatic weapons as the result of a cartridge not feeding properly from the magazine to the breech of the gun.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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