One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially of a weapon) manufactured by an illegal cottage industry.
- ‘According to police sources, the arrested persons were supplying the countrymade revolvers at different parts of the state.’
- ‘Alam has also been accused of planting two countrymade pistols and ammunition on the place of occurrence in a bid to show them as recovered from the possession of the trio.’
- ‘‘In every village at least two dozen families possess countrymade revolvers,’ said an officer.’
- ‘The bullets were used in countrymade weapons or by hunters.’
- ‘Extra points would also be awarded to teams that thwart rivals with apparatus such as countrymade pistols, knives, etc.’
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