Also the term given a weapon
that is good for clearing out entrenched
defenders. One notable example of this is the Thompson submachine gun
, more popularly known as the 'Tommy Gun
.' It was used by American and British forces in World War II
, as well as by criminals
and law enforcement
in the U.S.
from its invention in the mid 1930s
to its replacement by machine pistol
s and more modern assault rifle
s based on the German MP-40 Schmeisser
machine pistol from the end of World War II. This term was used infrequently, the preferred version being trench-broom
, due to the 'sweeping' motion associated with its use.
Kenzilla: I don't know I'd agree with you there. Think of it the other way around- it's not the fact that the gun is named trench-plow which is also a name for the penis. It's the fact that the words trench and plow are being used to represent the vagina and penis respectively. The fact that the gun has the same name here becomes almost irrelevant. In fact, the gun has a far better claim on the most literal interpretation of the term; you use one to clear out an actual trench. My point is that the link between the gun and sex in this case really is being driven from the other side; the usage of trench-plow to mean a penis is more of a stretch than the usage of it to mean the gun.