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Kalashnikov Line breaks: Ka¦lash|ni¦kov
Pronunciation: /kəˈlaʃnɪkɒf/

Definition of Kalashnikov in English:


A type of rifle or sub-machine gun made in Russia: [as modifier]: a Kalashnikov rifle
More 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.

Words that rhyme with Kalashnikov

take-off • kick-off

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