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 for Magazine gun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Magazine \Mag`a*zine"\, n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp.
     magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a
     storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
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     1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially
        military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
        "Armories and magazines." --Milton.
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     2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept
        in a fortification or a ship.
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     3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to
        be fed automatically to the piece.
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     4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous
        papers or compositions.
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     5. A country or district especially rich in natural products.
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     6. A city viewed as a marketing center.
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     7. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery,
        camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
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     8. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
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     Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without
        anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder
        magazine.
  
     Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a
        chamber carrying cartridges which are brought
        automatically into position for firing.
  
     Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel
        which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding
        process, as in the common base-burner.
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