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extractor

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In small arms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge case from the chamber. In automatic and semi‐automatic weapons, the extractor may take the form of a ‘claw’ attached to the breech block,...

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Interhandel Case

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

(Switzerland v. United States) (Jurisdiction) 1959 I.C.J. Rep. 6. By an application dated 2 October 1957, Switzerland sought a declaration that the United States was under an...

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machine gun

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

An automatic gun that fires bullets in rapid succession for as long as the trigger is pressed.

v. machine-gun shoot with a machine gun.

machine-gunner n.

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optional Clause

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

This is the name commonly given to art. 36(2) of the I.C.J. Statute: ‘The States parties to the present Statute may at any time declare that they recognize as compulsory ...

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personal identification number

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

(PIN)

A number memorized by the holder of a cash card, credit card, or multifunctional card and used in automated teller machines and electronic funds transfer at point of sale to...

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