Meaning of Armalite in English:

Armalite

Pronunciation /ˈɑːməlʌɪt/

noun

trademark in UK
  • A type of light automatic or semi-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.’

Origin

1950s the name of the manufacturers.