or bren gun
[ bren ]
/ brɛn /
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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Example sentences from the Web for Bren gun
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
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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