An early, water-cooled, automatic machine gun having a single barrel.
A British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War II.
Origin of maxim-gun
- After Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840–1916), American-born British inventor who developed it
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916).