Maxim-gun meaning

măk'sĭm
An early, water-cooled, automatic machine gun having a single barrel.
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A British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War II.
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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).
    From Wiktionary