Meaning of Luger in English:


Pronunciation /ˈluːɡə/


trademark in US
  • A type of German automatic pistol.

    ‘In 1908, the German Army adopted the Luger as a pistol.’
    • ‘For decades the Swiss Army's issue pistol had been the Luger, and they, too, began to investigate a new pistol.’
    • ‘While the Luger is a finely-made gun, it really is not a finicky one.’
    • ‘As a result, costly guns such as the Luger would have a limited life.’
    • ‘He frowned and turned toward it, automatically reaching for the Luger he carried with him at all times.’


Early 20th century named after Georg Luger (1849–1923), Austrian firearms expert.