Bren gun

[bren]
noun
a .303-caliber, gas-operated, air-cooled, clip-fed submachine gun.
Also, bren gun.
Also called Bren, bren.


Origin:
1935–40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture

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Bren gun (brɛn)
 
n
an air-cooled gas-operated light machine gun taking .303 calibre ammunition: used by British and Commonwealth forces in World War II
 
[C20: after Br(no), now in the Czech Republic, where it was first made and En(field), England, where manufacture was continued]

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Bren
type of machine gun used by the British army in WWII, 1937, short for Bren gun, coined from first letters of Brno, Czechoslovakia, and Enfield, near London. The patent was purchased in Brno, and the gun was manufactured in Enfield.
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Moods tony and bren arrive early to the canteen in much better moods than usual.
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