an automatic gun, usually mounted and with a cooling apparatus, designed to fire a rapid and continuous stream of bullets
A gun that fires rapidly and continuously as long as the trigger is held back.
transitive verbma·chine-gunned, ma·chine-gun·ning, ma·chine-guns
To fire at or kill with a machine gun.
Fast and staccato: a machine-gun style of speaking.
- machine gunner
(plural machine guns)
(third-person singular simple present machine-guns, present participle machine-gunning, simple past and past participle machine-gunned)
- To fire a machine gun
- To kill people with a machine gun