One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A lightweight, fully automatic assault rifle that shoots small-caliber bullets at an extremely high velocity, used by US troops after 1966.
- ‘Ashdod police were more than a bit surprised on Sunday when they spotted a 5-year-old walking a local street brandishing an M-16 rifle.’
- ‘"I could troubleshoot an M-16 much faster than I could an M-14," says Lieut. Colonel Henry Miller, chief of Army heavy maintenance in Saigon.’
- ‘Kidding, it's not really a DeWalt edition rifle, it's just an M-16 some guy modded to look like one.’
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