Bren gun


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Bren gun

 (brĕn)
n.
A .303-caliber, gas-operated, magazine-fed light machine gun developed from a Czech design and used by British and Commonwealth troops during World War II and afterward.

[Br(no) + En(field), a borough of London in southeast England.]

Bren gun

(brɛn)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (sometimes without capital) 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]

Bren′ gun`

(brɛn)

n.
a.303-caliber gas-operated submachine gun.
[1935–40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bren gun - a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
Translations

Bren gun

[ˈbrenˌgʌn]
A. Nfusil m ametrallador
B. CPD Bren gun carrier Nvehículo m de transporte ligero (con fusil ametrallador)

Bren gun

n (Mil) → leichtes Maschinengewehr; Bren gun carrier, Bren carrierkleines leichtes Panzerfahrzeug
References in periodicals archive ?
Then later in the day, at Crepon, after seeing comrades mown down by enemy fire from concealed positions, he rescued two trapped soldiers by standing out in the open and blazing away at the German attackers with a Bren gun.
On Christmas Eve 1951 I was in a bren gun pit looking out over the beautiful desert landscape when I looked up at the clear Middle East sky.
You'd dig a slit trench round the edge of a field, you'd have a Bren gun or something in position.
When they came under heavy machine gun fire, sustaining heavy losses, Ted ordered his men to take cover and went forward alone with a Bren gun.
Albert's transport section included four lorries, a Bren gun carrier, a Bedford truck used as a mobile kitchen and a jeep.
Vince was first in the Durham Light Infantry and later the Northumberland Fusiliers 11th Armoured Division, as a bren gun carrier machine gunner.