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The fact that people die because of an AK-47 is not because of the designer, but because of politics.
Mikhail Kalashnikov

Meaning of "AK-47" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AK-47

From A(utomat) K(alashnikov).
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PRONUNCIATION OF AK-47

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AK-47

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Ak-47 is a noun.
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WHAT DOES AK-47 MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known in the Soviet documentation as Avtomat Kalashnikova. It is also known as Kalashnikov, AK, or in Russian slang, Kalash. No number was present in the Soviet nomenclature until the adoption of the AK-74. Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II. After the war in 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials. In 1948 the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS, which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact. Even after six decades the model and its variants remain the most popular and widely used assault rifles in the world because of their durability, low production costs, availability, and ease of use.

Definition of AK-47 in the English dictionary

The definition of AK-47 in the dictionary is a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AK-47

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Synonyms and antonyms of AK-47 in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «AK-47» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AK-47

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The translations of AK-47 from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «AK-47» in English.

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AK- 47
1,325 millions of speakers

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AK -47
570 millions of speakers

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AK-47
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Translator English - Hindi

एके -47
380 millions of speakers
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AK -47
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

AK-47
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AK-47
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এ কে 47
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AK- 47
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AK-47
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AK-47
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Translator English - Japanese

AK-47自動小銃
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AK- 47
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AK-47
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AK-47
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ஏகே 47
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Translator English - Marathi

एके 47
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AK 47
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AK - 47
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AK - 47
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AK - 47
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AK - 47
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Translator English - Greek

AK - 47
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Translator English - Afrikaans

AK- 47
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AK- 47
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AK -47
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The term «AK-47» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.164 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about AK-47

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3 QUOTES WITH «AK-47»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word AK-47.
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Mikhail Kalashnikov
I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though.
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Mikhail Kalashnikov
The fact that people die because of an AK-47 is not because of the designer, but because of politics.
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Andrew Niccol
We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AK-47»

Discover the use of AK-47 in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to AK-47 and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War
This book examines the legacy of this world-changing weapon, from its creation as means of fighting the Nazis to its ubiquity today in every kind of conflict, from civil wars in Africa to gang wars in L.A. "A chilling and perversely ...
Larry Kahaner, 2010
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The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles
This book takes a look at the complete history of the weapon, discussing its design, development, and usage, taking its story from the great armies of the Soviet Union to the insurgents and criminal gangs that often employ the weapon today.
Gordon L Rottman, 2012
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The Gun
Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.
C. J. Chivers, 2011
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My Loaded AK-47
This is a provocative and insightful collection of verse by Cleveland S. Barrett, Sr, a.k.a. the Ghetto Poet Hulk.
Cleveland S. Barrett, 2007
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The AK-47
Originally conceived as a replacement for the Red Army's submachine guns, the AK-47's simplicity, reliability and cheapness made it one of the most widely distributed and most-manufactured rifles ever.
Roger Ford, Chris McNab, 2001
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The Gun Digest Book of Personal Protection & Home Defense
An alternative to the AR15 is the Russian AK- 47. The AK-47 is widely used in America and many experienced tactical shooters, both police and military, have the greatest respect for the AK-type rifle. It was the first successful assault weapon ...
Robert K. Campbell, 2009
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The Gun
The Breakout: The Mass Production, Distribution, and Early Use of the AK-47 K. Marx and F. Engels taught that in order to win victory over the class enemies the proletariat had to be armed, organized and disciplined. A resolute rebuff had to ...
C. J. Chivers, 2011
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, ...
Millions of this model and its close cousins (such as the AKM, a modernized version of the AK-47 first produced in 1959, and the Norinco Type 56, a Chinese copy) were used as standard infantry weapons in the Soviet Union, the former ...
Gregg Lee Carter, 2002
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The Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS: A Complete Guide to ...
not expect a blow-by-blow description of the development of the AK-47. Here, you will not read the memos from one to another government committee about this or that detail. (Even assuming such can be found. It was the Soviet Union, after all ...
Patrick Sweeney, 2009
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Assault Rifles: AK-47, M16 Rifle, SA80, IMI Galil, AK-74, FN ...
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Books, LLC, Source: Wikipedia, Books Group, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AK-47»

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Tunisia attack: Lethal weapons like AK-47 used by beach gunman …
Lethal weapons like the one used by Seifeddine Rezgui to massacre 38 tourists are available in the back streets of Tunisia for just £10. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Swift Justice: Home Invasion Suspects Get Face Full of AK-47
When officers arrived, they found Jesus standing in the yard with an AK-47. As officer's approached, Sanchez immediately dropped the rifle and complied with ... «The Libertarian Republic, Jul 15»
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AK-47 Kalashnikov: The firearm which has killed more people than …
No firearm of any kind has killed more people – or been more widely embraced as a symbol – than the AK-47 Kalashnikov. Emblazoned on the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying …
... he shot Lopez as the teen walked down a southwest Santa Rosa sidewalk carrying an airsoft BB gun designed to look like an AK-47 rifle. «Police News, Jul 15»
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Police: Man armed with handgun, AK-47 chases off home intruders
A man who was sleeping when two people barged into his family's home Tuesday grabbed a handgun and shot at the intruders then followed ... «Las Vegas Sun, Jul 15»
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First US-made Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles, shotguns up for sale
Kalashnikov USA announced yesterday that it is now selling AK-47 assault rifles and shotguns that have been manufactured at a US factory. «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Anybody seen a secret AK-47 factory?
I collect AKs. I shoot AKs. I have, perhaps, one of the most-extensive AK libraries in the free world. I've read Gen. Kalashnikov's autobiography ... «Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jul 15»
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Alleged AK-47 robber arrested
Durban - An alleged member of an AK-47-wielding robber gang has been nabbed and police are hot on the heels of other members of the ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
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Police: Son shot intruders at northeast Las Vegas home
The son retrieved his AK-47 and shot out a tire on the car in an effort to keep the pair from fleeing. Carter and the male intruder jumped into the ... «KVVU Las Vegas, Jul 15»
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Palestinian Authority Incites Summer Camp Kids with AK-47 Rifles
They danced with AK-47 assault files, one of Abbas' tools to further the peace process and a probably violation of the Geneva Convention. «The Jewish Press, Jun 15»

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