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AK 47, noun

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English, RussianShow more English; abbreviation of Russian Avtomat Kalashnikova (from the name of its designer, M.T. Kalashnikov), model 1947.
Used allusively as a symbol of revolutionary activity. Also attributive.
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This automatic assault rifle was standard issue to Umkhonto we Sizwe soldiers.
1987 S. Sole in Frontline Oct.Nov. 26The streets would become a mass of people running, singing, chanting and doing the AK47 shuffle.
1990 D. Van Heerden in Sunday Times 16 Sept. 21If you ‘suspend’ violence but keep a loaded AK-47 behind your back, you are engaging in double-talk.
Used allusively as a symbol of revolutionary activity. Also attributive.

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