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assault gun

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assault gun an armored vehicle with the chassis of a tank (but no turret) and a large gun; used as an antitank weapon and to support infantry
    • n assault gun any of the automatic rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines designed for military use
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Usage

In literature:

Victory usually follows, for the labor group cannot withstand the combined assault of gatling guns and injunctions.
"War of the Classes" by Jack London
McKeith told a gruesome story of an assault by the natives, and of rifles at work through gun-holes in the zinc tower.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
On my arrival, I once more insisted on mounting the guns in our old forts, and assaulting Balidah under their fire.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
The ships passed by several towns, the people in which fired off their great guns to signify that they were prepared for an assault.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Until the final assault, the execution done by the guns was overwhelmingly in favor of the Texans.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
At 11 the infantry assault on the first Turkish trench was to be made, and the guns were then to lift and be trained on the third.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
The Naval Brigade and 9th Brigade I left for protecting the guns or assaulting a position if necessary.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
The gun team was standing easy chattering furiously, and paying scant attention to the progress of their comrades in the assault.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
The assault poured on unchecked, the two guns falling to the converging Devonshire.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The shock of Peter's assault came simultaneously with the explosion of his gun, and McKay heard the hissing spit of the bullet past his ear.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
The young soldiers stood their guns on the floor in a corner of the room, preliminary to an assault on the edibles.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
There could be only one direction from which the assault could come, and all the odds would be in favour of the guns on shore.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
If guns still thundered on the eastern front, the men who had for a year been launching successful assaults knew that their voices were hollow.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
Every assault was smashed by the British artillery, rifle, and machine-gun fire.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
At Pieter's Hill, the fire of seventy guns covered the British infantry assault in the Napoleonic manner.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
He used much cunning and poured up great reserves of men and guns to smash our assaulting lines.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917" by Philip Gibbs
A few guns, man-drawn, accompanied the assaulting mass, and the cavalry followed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
There was a report, also, that the mission premises were to be assaulted with guns.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
San Antonio was first taken by assault after the parapet had been breached by the fire of two batteries of mountain guns.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
Moreover, these guns were not employed when the assault took place.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
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In news:

A Market Street man faces up to three years in prison for allegedly assaulting another man with a fake gun Sunday evening.
Frederick police said a Germantown man broke into a woman's house Saturday and pointed a gun at her two young children before sexually assaulting her.
PORT ORCHARD — A young Port Orchard man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assault for wrestling with a deputy and trying to take his gun.
Hours after a Connecticut community was riven by a deadly gun assault on an elementary school's students and staff, residents reached out to support one another, and to grieve.
A gun-control group is seeking a ban on a type of semiautomatic rifles known as "assault weapons" in the wake of Tuesday's shootings at a Clackamas County shopping mall.
Gun control advocates say they will press for assault weapons ban in Oregon.
Federal prosecutors unsealed a 23-count racketeering indictment Tuesday that accuses seven New Orleans men and women of running a wide-ranging gun and drug gang that accounted for several carjackings, arsons, assaults and murders.
Guns fell silent Monday in Kabul as an 18-hour assault by militants finally came to an end when Afghan forces and coalition helicopters overpowered the remaining insurgents .
Ferndale spa massage ends in gun assault, police say.
05 pm, 500 Vernon St, Assault-felony Non Family Gun.
The poll also found that 53 percent of Americans oppose a ban on assault rifles and semiautomatic guns - the first time more have opposed than supported a ban.
Topeka police say a man likely was high on narcotics when he fired a gun and assaulted a police vehicle near the Washburn University campus.
Narcotics detectives recovered a loaded assault rifle along with two loaded hand guns after a brief car chase in Jamaica recently.
The Scottsdale Gun Club is offering families the chance to take their seasonal Santa photo with a wide range of Santa 's special little assault rifles.
Swisher man assaulted daughter, pointed gun at teens.
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