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light machine gun Syllabification: light ma·chine gun

Definition of light machine gun in English:


Any air-cooled machine gun with a caliber no greater than .30 inch (7.6 mm).
Example sentences
  • The question now was where to employ the heavy machine guns to best support and reinforce the light machine guns and strengthen King Company's defense.
  • At first, they will carry only assault rifles and some light machine guns in a country where rocket-propelled grenade launchers are sometimes displayed at funerals.
  • Each soldier is in charge of a particular weapon: light machine guns, mortars, anti-aircraft guns.
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