AK 47, noun

Origin:
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 New African 18 June 3The crowd often burst into chants of Sayco slogans like ‘Forward to battle!’, ‘Viva AK 47!’ and ‘Viva Samora Machel!’
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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