An early, water-cooled, automatic machine gun having a single barrel.
Origin of Maxim gunAfter Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, (1840–1916), American-born British inventor who developed it.
After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916).
Variant of maxim
a concisely expressed principle or rule of conduct, or a statement of a general truth
Origin of maximMiddle English maxime ; from Middle French ; from Medieval Latin maxima ; from Late Latin maxima (propositio), the greatest (premise), feminine of Classical Latin maximus, greatest, superlative of magnus, great: see magni-