or bren gun
[ bren ]
/ brɛn /
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a .303-caliber, gas-operated, air-cooled, clip-fed submachine gun.
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Also called Bren, bren.
Origin of Bren gun
1935–40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture
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How to use Bren gun in a sentence
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
I tell thee it is coming along the road, down from Bont Bren Garreg.Stranger Than Fiction|Mary L. Lewes
We next hear of it in 1315, when it resisted the attack of Llywelyn Bren.Medival Wales|A. G. Little
British Dictionary definitions for Bren gun
/ (brɛn) /
an air-cooled gas-operated light machine gun taking .303 calibre ammunition: used by British and Commonwealth forces in World War II
Word Origin for Bren gun
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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