Definition of burp gun in English:

burp gun

Syllabification: burp gun


US informal
  • A lightweight submachine gun.
    More 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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