Bren gun

Bren gun
noun
a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
Syn: ↑Bren
Hypernyms: ↑submachine gun

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noun
see bren II

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

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Bren gun, or Bren «brehn», noun.
a gas-operated machine gun, light and fast, used by the British in World War II.
[< Br(no), Czechoslovakia, + En-(field), England, towns where they were manufactured]

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  • Bren gun — /bren/ a .303 caliber, gas operated, air cooled, clip fed submachine gun. Also, bren gun. Also called Bren, bren. [1935 40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Bren (gun) — or Bren [bren] n. [after Br(no), Czechoslovakia, where first made + En(field), England, where manufactured for the Brit army] a light, fast, gas operated machine gun used by the British army in WWII …   English World dictionary

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  • Bren gun — n a light ↑machine gun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bren gun — Bren′ gun [[t]brɛn[/t]] n. mil a.303 caliber gas operated submachine gun • Etymology: 1935–40; Br(no), Moravia +En(field), England, towns of manufacture …   From formal English to slang

  • Bren gun — /ˈbrɛn gʌn/ (say bren gun) noun a kind of light machine gun. {named after Br(no), in Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), where it was first manufactured + En(field), in England, where construction was perfected} …  

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  • Bren gun — noun a lightweight quick firing machine gun used by the Allied forces in the Second World War. Origin blend of Brno in the Czech Republic (where it was orig. made) and Enfield (where it was later made) …   English new terms dictionary

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