Definition of AK-47 in English:

AK-47

noun

  • A type of assault rifle originally manufactured in the Soviet Union.

    • ‘The weapon was developed for motorized infantry, adopted for service with the Soviet Army in 1949 and designated the AK-47.’
    • ‘'I sleep sound,' AK-47 inventor says as rifle turns 60’
    • ‘Cradling the latest model of his "creative genius" in Moscow on Friday, the inventor of the AK-47 told reporters at the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous assault rifle that his conscience is clear.’
    • ‘The amazing, continued escalation of AK47 hype has certainly not gone away.’
    • ‘The AK47 has the established and well-deserved reputation as perhaps the most reliable battle rifle ever manufactured.’

Origin

1970s abbreviation of Russian Avtomat Kalashnikov 1947, the designation of the original model designed by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov (1919–2013).

Pronunciation

AK-47

/eɪkeɪ-fɔːtiˈsɛv(ə)n/