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Meaning of "Gatling gun" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GATLING GUN

Named after R. J. Gatling (1818–1903), its US inventor.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GATLING GUN

Gatling gun  [ˈɡætlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GATLING GUN

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Gatling gun is a noun.
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WHAT DOES GATLING GUN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gatling gun

Gatling gun

The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. Later it was used in the Boshin War, the Anglo-Zulu War and still later in the assault on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. The Gatling gun's operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing/reloading sequence. Each barrel fired a single shot when it reached a certain point in the cycle, after which it ejected the spent cartridge, loaded a new round, and in the process, allowed the barrel to cool somewhat. This configuration allowed higher rates of fire to be achieved without the barrel overheating.

Definition of Gatling gun in the English dictionary

The definition of Gatling gun in the dictionary is a hand-cranked automatic machine gun equipped with a rotating cluster of barrels that are fired in succession using brass cartridges.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GATLING GUN


beetling
ˈbiːtlɪŋ
bratling
ˈbrætlɪŋ
catling
ˈkætlɪŋ
eastling
ˈiːstlɪŋ
fatling
ˈfætlɪŋ
fettling
ˈfɛtlɪŋ
flatling
ˈflætlɪŋ
footling
ˈfuːtlɪŋ
gnatling
ˈnætlɪŋ
mantling
ˈmæntlɪŋ
mortling
ˈmɔːtlɪŋ
nestling
ˈnɛstlɪŋ
ratling
ˈrætlɪŋ
rattling
ˈrætlɪŋ
scantling
ˈskæntlɪŋ
softling
ˈsɒftlɪŋ
startling
ˈstɑːtlɪŋ
subtitling
ˈsʌbˌtaɪtlɪŋ
whitling
ˈwɪtlɪŋ
witling
ˈwɪtlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GATLING GUN

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Gateshead
gateway
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Gath
Gatha
gather
gatherable
gatherer
gathering
gathering stitch
gator
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GATLING GUN

air gun
BB gun
beanbag gun
big gun
electron gun
elephant gun
field gun
flash gun
jump the gun
machine gun
paint gun
pellet gun
smoking gun
son of a gun
sporting gun
spray gun
squirt gun
stun gun
water gun
young gun

Synonyms and antonyms of Gatling gun in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Gatling gun» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GATLING GUN

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

Translator English - Chinese

加特林机枪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Gatling gun
570 millions of speakers

English

Gatling gun
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गैटलिंग बंदूक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بندقية جاتلينج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пушки Гатлинга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metralhadora
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গেটলিং বন্দুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Gatling
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pistol Gatling
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gatling-Kanone
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ガトリング砲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

개틀링 건
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gatling gun
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

súng Gatling
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குட்லிங் துப்பாக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गॅथलिंग गन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Gatling gun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Gatling gun
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gatling gun
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гармати Гатлінга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

arma Gatling
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Gatling όπλο
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Gatling geweer
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Gatling gun
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Gatling pistol
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Gatling gun

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GATLING GUN»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GATLING GUN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GATLING GUN»

Discover the use of Gatling gun in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Gatling gun and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook of the Gatling Gun, Caliber .30 Models of 1895, ...
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com.
United States. Ordnance Department, 2010
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The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and ...
Gatling Gun Detachment, V Corps 237 dropped a round into the chamber, locked the breech block in place, dropped a hammer that fired the round, and ejected the spent case. Ager claimed a firing rate of 100 rounds a minute, although the ...
Spencer Tucker, 2009
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Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling's Gatling Gun Patent Drawings
This book contains copies of all Dr. Gatlingâs original Gatling Gun patent and patent drawings from the United States Patent Office.
Ron Ruble, Richard Jordan Gatling, 2009
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The Gatling Gun
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Isaiah Villars, 2009
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Machine Guns: An Illustrated History of Their Impact
Pleased with the results, the Army formally adopted the Gatling gun in 1866, or- dering 50 of 1-inch caliber (with six barrels) and 50 of 0.50-inch caliber (with 10 barrels). Gatling entered a contract with Colt's Patent Fire Arms Company of ...
James H. Willbanks, 2004
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Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values
Colt Gatling Gun. The first practical machinegun. Invented by Dr. Richard J. Gatling, Indianapolis, Indiana 1861; patented as an “Improvement in Revolving Battery Guns” Nov., 1862. Among most fascinating and largest of antique Colt firearms ...
Norm Flayderman, 2007
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Home Front Heroes: A Biographical Dictionary of Americans ...
His gun was not the first rapid-fire gun, but the Gatling gun used the best features from several existing guns. He used the same ammunition as the Springfield rifle (.58 caliber round). The gun had six barrels that rotated, and the ammunition ...
Benjamin F. Shearer, 2007
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The Gun
... 52, 56, 61, 90, 93–94 tests and demonstrations of, 29–32, 37–44, 46–48, 50, 53, 66, 84, 425n training on, 90–91, 93–94 Yomuds repulsed by, 49, 57–58, 61 in Zulu War, 62–65, 83, 124 Gatling Gun Company, 39, 51–57 finances of, 51–53, ...
C. J. Chivers, 2011
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The Encyclopedia of North American Indian Wars, 1607–1890: A ...
With the impending American Civil War (1861–1865), Gatling began to turn his attention toward military equipment. He invented a marine steam ram and a rapid -fire gun, which became known as the Gatling gun. Patented in 1862, the Gatling  ...
Spencer C. Tucker, 2011
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Custer's Gatling Guns: What If He Had Taken His Machine Guns ...
“Yes sir that would not present a serious problem although it would take a little more time than the ten or so minutes the Gatling gun crews have been trained to do it during daylight hours. But as I stated sir, there would really be no problem in  ...
Donald F. Myers, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GATLING GUN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Gatling gun is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comment: Scots politics needs time to reflect - The Scotsman
New jokes, new outrages, new controversies – the Gatling gun of the Scottish news agenda has achieved a remorseless intensity and pitch. «Scotsman, Jul 15»
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Giant Mecha Wars To Commence Next Year: Japan Versus USA …
The robot runs on diesel engine with a top speed of 10 kilometres per hour. The most prominent weapon in its arsenal is a BB twin Gatling gun, ... «International Business Times AU, Jul 15»
3
Gothic Action-RPG BlackWitchcraft Is Heading To Your Console Or PC
... unique abilities, such as the black witch Ligeia shown off in the teaser above, whose weapon can transform from a hammer to a gatling gun. «Siliconera, Jul 15»
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Dan Bizlerian is running for President and everything about it is awful
He's on top of a turtle that has a gatling gun. So random, Bilzerian. That's so funny. Oh, and it's towing a dinghy full of white women. Even better. «Entertainment.ie, Jul 15»
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Batman: Arkham Knight — Gut-Wrenchingly Satisfying
... including a 60mm cannon, the Vulcan gun, a powerful Gatling gun and the Power Winch, which is used to rip particularly stubborn doors off ... «Tom's Guide, Jul 15»
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Japan to build giant robot to battle against US robot
The Kuratas is 13 feet tall, weighs 4 tons, and has a number of weapons at its disposal. These include a smile-activated BB gatling gun. «Rappler, Jul 15»
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Ashland Bicentennial to bring the Civil War to life
At 6 p.m. Virgil Kline will portray a Union Civil War surgeon and at 6:30 p.m., an 1862 Gatling gun demonstration will take place presented by ... «Richland Source, Jul 15»
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The U.S. And Japan Are About to Do Battle In the Most Amazing …
... Kuratas is a 13-foot-tall robot that weighs 4 tons and is equipped with several weapon systems, including a “smile-activated” BB Gatling gun. «BGR, Jul 15»
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Armament Airmen keep the Falcon fighting
The Gatling gun system is a fixed-forward firing system that provides maximum lethality against air-to-air and air-to-surface targets. (U.S. Air ... «DVIDS, Jul 15»
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BVA welcomes targeted badger cull in Northern Ireland
... saying the group backed the TVR project because it was based on science rather than the "Gatling gun" approach that was taken in England. «FG Insight, Jul 15»

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