- a British light submachine gun.
Origin of Sten gun
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Historical Examples of sten
I am sharing a tent with two old maids and a sten from Richmond.The Carter Girls
When the iron was glowing as red as blood, Sten woke him again.
"I seek for the peace which the world cannot give," answered Sten.
Sten thought it belter to descend and try to explain himself.
"And yet I am thinking of becoming a blacksmith," said Sten innocently.
- a light 9 mm sub-machine-gun formerly used in the British Army and Commonwealth forces, developed during World War II
Word Origin for Sten gun
type of light, rapid-fire submachine gun, 1942, from initials of surnames of designers R.V. Shepherd and H.J. Turpin + En(field) (see Bren).