50
The AK 47 uses the 7.62x39mm assault rifle round. Several of the definitions below have glaring errors. Firstly the AK47 was one of a new breed of weapon invented by the germans at the end of WWII but never fielded in any great number. The assault rifle uses a cut down rifle bullet in a short rifle cartridege case. This is different than a true carbine that fires a pistol bullet in a scaled up cartride case through a short rifle. This was a new concept meant to provide infantry with a lighter weapon and ammo than the full size battle rifles of the day, without the loss of power assosciated with carbines or SMG's. The russians fielded the german assault rifles in a heavily modified design, using the cartride invented by the germans almost immediately following the war. There is ZERO relationship of the 7.62mm assault rifle round to the 7.62 rounds used by snipers. The American 7.62x51mm "308 Winchester" is almost twice the size and weight of an AK round, and the Soviet Block 7.62x54Rmm "Mosin Nagant" the standard eastern block round, is een bigger. The American adoption of the 5.56x45mm round during the Vietnam war was the result of scientific analysis of engagements during Korea and Vietnam. The range of the full size battle round was unecessary, so the Americans adopted the assault rifle concept taking it an evolutionary step further with a smaller higher velocity round. This was the underapreciated genius of Eugene Stoner. The Russians followed suit shortly after with the AK74 which is mechanically identical to the AK47 but chambered in the 5.45x39 round. Incidetally through no accident the casual design tolerances of the AK74 allow it to fire the American 5.56 round for short periods should the need arise. The M-16 series has tolerances far to tight to allow this. In the future if your going to write a definition try to know what you are talking about.
Snipers use battle rifles like the Druganov, and M-21,not assault rifles like the AK 47. Only a moron would make that mistake.
by The Final Say October 13, 2007
Mug icon

Dirty Sanchez Plush

It does not matter how you do it. It's a Fecal Mustache.

Buy the plush
51
A gas-operated Russian assault rifle (called the Kalishnikov) developed in the 1940s by a man with the same name. The AK-47 has spawned many variants and was more effective than the German assault rifles of the time. The AK-47 appeared poorly made, but was nearly indestructible. Some countries and guerrilla fighters used, and still use, the AK-47 as their primary weapon due to its reliability. This is especially true during the Vietnam war, where US soldiers would drop their M16A1 rifles in favor of AK-47s (the M16 has since improved.) The AK-47 is commonly seen in the media and is featured in all kinds of video games. It's also the stereotypical assault rifle used by gangs.
Big Dawg began firing his AK 47 at the rival gang, but couldn't hit anything because he wasn't looking down the damn sights.

The Soviets mowed down the attackers with AK-47s.
by iiSf February 03, 2010
Mug icon

Dirty Sanchez Plush

It does not matter how you do it. It's a Fecal Mustache.

Buy the plush
52
definition.
automatic kalashnikov designed in 1947.
the gun most widely used by guerilla fighters all over the world. used becuase of its high rate of fire and durability.
unprone to jamming in sand or when wet its is extremely reliable.
it is used mainly "when you absolutley positively have to take out every mother fucker in the room" =p
i had to take out every mother fucker in the room so i used my AK-47.
by enigma-charles January 22, 2008
Mug icon

Cleveland Steamer Plush

The vengeful act of crapping on a lover's chest while they sleep.

Buy the plush
53
A beautiful strain of the best plant in the world.
Wow man I got really baked from that AK 47.
by Slie December 11, 2003
Mug icon

Golden Shower Plush

He's warmer than you think.

Buy the plush
54
A sufficient tool in the right hands. Not the most accurate, but it does not matter if you can hit things 800m away with an XXX-456dx assault rifle nom de guerre. Either will do at CQB ranges.
Don't let the politicians or the media try to take them away, because if you don't have them, they will. Just like in Sierra Leone, they would chop off hands of those who voted (pun not intended).
In Vietnam, certain covert U.S. military units used AK47 rifles due to the ability to blend in with indigenous groups, use captured ammunition, and not give away their positions by the different sound signature(s) of the M16, Stoners and HK 5.56mm weapons they were known to use.
For the people who keep saying that they'll use their "baby M4" any day, but have actually never touched any gun except an airsoft, halt mal. I would prefer any firearm over none at any given time when in a conflict zone, and if an AK is there, then that is what I will use.
by PreachyConstitutionalist February 09, 2008
Mug icon

Golden Shower Plush

He's warmer than you think.

Buy the plush
55
Nick name for the versatile and explosive NBA player Andrei Kirilenko, who, unfortunately plays for the Utah Jazzholes.
Damn! Did you see AK-47's block on Shaq last night? That was sick
by WuTang Killa Beez April 07, 2005
Mug icon

The Urban Dictionary T-Shirt

Soft and offensive. Just like you.

Buy the shirt
56
Jackie Browns favorite weapon.
"Ak47: When you absolutely, positively, gotta kill every muthafucker in the room, accept no substitute."
by James nackydacky May 19, 2008
Mug icon

Cleveland Steamer Plush

The vengeful act of crapping on a lover's chest while they sleep.

Buy the plush