Pom-Pom (gun)

Pom-Pom (gun)

pom-pom was a nickname used for various light autocannon whose sound was described as "pom-pom". It may refer to :
*QF 1 pounder Mk I and II Maxim-Nordenfelt and Vickers-Maxim 37mm infantry gun of the Second Boer War, and World War I anti-aircraft gun.
*QF 2 pounder Mk II & Mk VIII Vickers 40mm naval anti-aircraft autocannon of World War I and World War II

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  • Pom-pom — Pompom Pom pom , Pom pom Pom pom , n. [Imitative.] (Mil.) originally, a Vickers Maxim one pounder automatic machine cannon using metallic ammunition fed from a lopped belt attached to the gun; popularly so called from its peculiar drumming sound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pom-pom — I. noun Etymology: alteration of pompon Date: 1873 1. an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes 2. a handheld usually brightly colored fluffy ball flourished by cheerleaders II. noun Etymology: imitative; from the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pom-pom — n. an automatic quick firing gun esp. on a ship. Etymology: imit …   Useful english dictionary

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