Definition of sub-machine gun in English:

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sub-machine gun

Pronunciation: /sʌbməˈʃiːn ɡʌn/

noun

A handheld lightweight machine gun.
Example sentences
  • The firearms range from handguns to sub-machine guns, shotguns, assault rifles, grenade launchers, up to machine guns and sniper rifles.
  • Hayes said that during the undercover Operation Stormer, conducted in May, 48 firearms consisting of assault rifles and Uzi sub-machine guns as well as 9mm pistols were recovered in Grahamstown.
  • There are varieties of pistols, rifles, sub-machine guns and other firearms available, as well as an assortment of rocket launchers and cannons.

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