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AK 1

abbreviation

Alaska (in official postal use).

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AK-47 2

Pronunciation: /eɪkeɪ-fɔːtiˈsɛv(ə)n/

noun

A type of assault rifle originally manufactured in the Soviet Union.
Example sentences
  • The weapon was developed for motorized infantry, adopted for service with the Soviet Army in 1949 and designated the AK-47.
  • 'I sleep sound,' AK-47 inventor says as rifle turns 60
  • Cradling the latest model of his "creative genius" in Moscow on Friday, the inventor of the AK-47 told reporters at the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous assault rifle that his conscience is clear.

Origin

1970s: abbreviation of Russian Avtomat Kalashnikov 1947, the designation of the original model designed by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov (1919–2013).

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