Definition of

Mauser

  1. (noun, artifact) trademark for a repeating rifle or pistol
  2. (noun, person) German arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Mauser

Hypernyms: repeater, repeating firearm

Origin of the word Mauser

  1. 1880, Ger. army rifle, introduced 1871, invented by brothers Peter Paul (1838-1914) and Wilhelm (1834-82) Mauser. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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