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burp gun Syllabification: burp gun
Pronunciation: /ˈbərp ˌɡən/

Definition of burp gun in English:


US informal
A lightweight submachine gun.
Example sentences
  • He was armed with a Soviet PPSh 41 7.62 mm sub-machinegun, commonly referred to as a burp gun because of the sound it made when fired.
  • He was about to reach the hatch when a hand stuck itself onto the hatch and was followed by a German with a burp gun.
  • While most carried the highly lethal burp guns (Thompson and Marlin submachine guns) slung around their necks, some carried ancient muzzle-loading, fowling pieces.
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