bren-gun

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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