4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions. Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine. Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing. Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner.
Origin: F. Magasin, It. Magazzino, or Sp. Magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. Makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.
(01 Mar 1998)
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