Garand rifle

Garand rifle
Gar′and ri′fle
[[t]ˈgær ənd, gəˈrænd[/t]] n.
See M-1
Etymology: 1935–40; after John C. Garand (1888–1974), who invented the semiautomatic rifle

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Garand rifle — ☆ Garand rifle [gar′ənd, gə rand′ ] n. [after J. C. Garand, U.S. engineer who invented it] a semiautomatic, rapid firing, .30 caliber rifle: the former standard infantry weapon of the U.S. Army: see also SPRINGFIELD RIFLE …   English World dictionary

  • Garand rifle — noun a semiautomatic rifle • Syn: ↑Garand, ↑M 1, ↑M 1 rifle • Hypernyms: ↑semiautomatic firearm, ↑rifle * * * noun see m 1 * * * /gar euhnd, g …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garand rifle — /gar euhnd, geuh rand /. See M 1. [1935 40; named after John C. GARAND] * * * ▪ weapon also called  M1 rifle        semiautomatic, gas operated .30 calibre rifle adopted by the U.S. Army in 1936. It was developed by John C. Garand (Garand, John C …   Universalium

  • Garand rifle — noun Etymology: John C. Garand Date: 1931 M1 rifle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • M1 Garand rifle — Infobox Weapon name=Rifle, Caliber .30, M1 caption= origin=flag|United States type=Semi automatic rifle is ranged=yes service=1936–1963 used by=See Users wars=World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War (limited) designer=John C. Garand design… …   Wikipedia

  • garand — n. [From the inventor, John C. Garand.] A semiautomatic rifle, also called the {M 1}, used by soldiers of the U. S. army in World War II and Korea. It was the standard weapon issued to infantrymen. Syn: Garand rifle, M 1, M 1 rifle. [WordNet 1.5… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Garand — noun a semiautomatic rifle • Syn: ↑Garand rifle, ↑M 1, ↑M 1 rifle • Hypernyms: ↑semiautomatic firearm, ↑rifle * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Garand, John C(antius) — born Jan. 1, 1888, St. Rémi, Que., Can. died Feb. 16, 1974, Springfield, Mass., U.S. Canadian born U.S. firearms engineer. He moved with his family to Connecticut in 1898. From 1919 he worked as a civilian employee at the Springfield Armory.… …   Universalium

  • Garand, John C. — ▪ American engineer in full  John Cantius Garand   born Jan. 1, 1888, St. Rémi, Quebec, Can. died Feb. 16, 1974, Springfield, Mass., U.S.  Canadian born U.S. firearms engineer, inventor of the M1 semiautomatic rifle, with which U.S. infantrymen… …   Universalium

  • Garand, John C(antius) — (1 ene. 1888, St. Rémi, Quebec, Canadá–16 feb. 1974, Springfield, Mass., EE.UU.). Ingeniero estadounidense de armas de fuego, nacido en Canadá. Se trasladó con su familia a Connecticut en 1898. Desde 1919 trabajó como empleado civil en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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