or bren gun
- a .303-caliber, gas-operated, air-cooled, clip-fed submachine gun.
Origin of Bren gun
1935–40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture
Also called Bren, bren.
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- 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