Bren gun

or bren gun

[ bren ]
/ brɛn /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for Bren gun

Bren gun
/ (brɛn) /

noun

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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