assault rifle

assault′ ri`fle
n.
1) mil a military rifle capable of both automatic and semiautomatic fire, utilizing an intermediate-power cartridge
2) mil a nonmilitary weapon modeled on the military assault rifle, usu. modified to allow only semiautomatic fire
Etymology: 1970–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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