Bren gun

or bren gun

[ bren ]
/ brɛn /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bren gun

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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