Definition of Nordenfelt in US English:

Nordenfelt

(also Nordenfeldt)

adjective

historical
  • Designating a form of machine-gun having between one and twelve barrels fixed in a rectangular frame, and operated by a lever on the right-hand side.

noun

historical
  • A gun of this type. Now rare.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. From the name of Thorsten Wilhelm Nordenfelt, the Swedish engineer who invented the gun.

Pronunciation

Nordenfelt

/ˈnɔːdnfɛlt/