Meaning of Armalite in English:

Armalite

Pronunciation /ˈɑːməlʌɪt/

noun

trademark in UK
  • A type of light automatic rifle.

    ‘An Armalite rifle was found in the room of one of the 17 men picked up for questioning, Hassan told a radio interview.’
    • ‘Although opposed by the Ordnance Corp, the Armalite AR - 15 was adopted by the Secretary of Defense as the 5.56 mm M16 rifle.’
    • ‘They turned to a commercial design, the Armalite AR-15 which introduced the 5.56 mm cartridge and which, under the designation M-16, entered service in 1961.’
    • ‘On coming out of the shop, he was hit by bullets from two Armalite rifles and died almost immediately.’
    • ‘I clamped the Armalite under my arm, firing with one hand as I reached for the handle of the flare pistol tucked into my belt.’
    • ‘It was always just a matter of how the Republican movement could get itself into a position to begin scrapping the Armalites.’
    • ‘Going in with Stealth Bombers and Armalites will never be a good basis for stable Government.’
    • ‘There can no longer be an acceptable half-way house between the Armalite and the ballot box.’
    • ‘At one moment, the Armalite is an insurmountable barrier to peace; in the next, it is a footnote, an irrelevance to almost everyone save its occasional victims.’
    • ‘The ballot box is triumphing over the Armalite.’
    • ‘The Marines had the Armalite MH - 12 Maghook, a gun that shot a grappling hook that attached to most ledges.’
    • ‘Then he thrust his arms in front of him, pushing down on the trigger of his Armalite MH - 12 Maghook.’
    • ‘Since the U.S. had already adopted the AR - 15 / M 16, Armalite did not make a serious effort to either rectify the problems or fully develop the rifle.’
    • ‘In sum, other than an easily correctable sighting error, we found Armalite's AR - 180B to be well made and 100-percent reliable.’
    • ‘But Bush won and they have to deal with the very sobering fact that there's no appetite on the other side of the Atlantic for funding Armalite politics anymore.’