Gatling-gun meaning

gatliŋ
A machine gun having a cluster of barrels that are fired in sequence as the cluster is rotated.
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An early kind of machine gun having a cluster of barrels designed to be successively discharged automatically when rotated about an axis.
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A type of gun, similar to a modern machine gun, with several barrels on a rotating frame.
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Origin of gatling-gun

  • After Richard Jordan Gatling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after its inventor, Richard Jordan Gatling.

    From Wiktionary