or bren gun
- a .303-caliber, gas-operated, air-cooled, clip-fed submachine gun.
Origin of Bren gun
Examples from the Web for bren
Then they began to make war, to slay people and to bren villages and to do many sore displeasures.Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)
Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
- an air-cooled gas-operated light machine gun taking .303 calibre ammunition: used by British and Commonwealth forces in World War II
Word Origin and History for bren
type of machine gun used by the British army in World War II, 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.