Definition of mitrailleuse in English:

mitrailleuse

noun

Military
historical
  • Originally: a machine-gun with a number of barrels, able to discharge projectiles rapidly and simultaneously in large quantities, or singly in quick succession. Later generally: any machine-gun.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From French mitrailleuse rapid-fire automatic weapon from mitrailler + -euse.

Pronunciation

mitrailleuse

/ˌmɪtrʌɪˈəːz/