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Bren gun

or bren gun

[bren] /brɛn/
noun
1.
a .303-caliber, gas-operated, air-cooled, clip-fed submachine gun.
Also called Bren, bren.
Origin of Bren gun
1935-1940
1935-40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture
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British Dictionary definitions for Bren gun

Bren gun

/brɛn/
noun
1.
an air-cooled gas-operated light machine gun taking .303 calibre ammunition: used by British and Commonwealth forces in World War II
Word Origin
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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