machine pistol


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machine pistol

[mə′shēn ‚pis·təl]
(ordnance)
A pistol capable of fully automatic fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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