assault rifle definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different automated or semiautomatic rifles made for specific use within combat.
    • A military style automatic rifle or carbine that fires a shortened rifle quality round or lower energy smaller calibre round bigger than pistol ammunition from increased capability magazine.
    • Any assault weapon.
    • some of the automated rifles or semiautomatic rifles with large magazines created for army use

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