Definition of Kalashnikov in English:


Syllabification: Ka·lash·ni·kov
Pronunciation: /kəˈläSHnəˌkôf, -ˌkôv


  • A type of rifle or submachine gun made in Russia, especially the AK-47 assault rifle.
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    • Security forces found three hand guns and a Kalashnikov rifle in the possession of some of the suspects.
    • Several Kalashnikov assault rifles were found at the scene.
    • I tried to put my money in my bag, but a young police officer thrust his Kalashnikov at me and rifled through my bag.


1970s: named after Mikhail T. Kalashnikov (born 1919), the Russian designer of the weapons.

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