Definition of Kalashnikov in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈlaSHnikôf/


A type of rifle or submachine gun made in Russia, especially the AK-47 assault rifle.
Example sentences
  • 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 (1919–2013), the Russian designer of the weapons.

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Syllabification: Ka·lash·ni·kov

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