Pronunciation: (em'wun'), [key]
a semiautomatic, gas-operated, .30 caliber, clip-fed rifle, with a weight of 8.56 lb. (3.88 kg): the standard U.S. Army rifle in World War II and in the Korean War. See illus. under rifle. Also called Garand rifle, Garand, M-1 rifle.
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