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 ?
The Bren gun coverage kept "their [the enemy's] heads down," explained one veteran.
I remember being helped aboard a Bren Gun Carrier positioned near our house by an impressive looking khaki clad individual and the feeling of awe and security that he radiated.
he must MOVE the BREN gun in NOVEMBER she left a CREME bun on her BED
Known as the Bren Gun after its place or origin--Ceska Zbrojovka arms works in Brno--and place of manufacture--Enfield Arsenal--it was a gas-operated weapon with a top-mounted 30-round magazine.
All I can plead is total ignorance and this I inherited at an early age from my father, a good Dynevor School, Swansea, boy who went to the war and came home five years later without the first idea of any domestic chores, indoor or outdoor, unless it included lying on his stomach and firing a Bren gun in short bursts.
We found two Second World War Bren gun carriers buried by Donald Bain.
The company, which devel oped a wartime reputation for making fire engine pumps and parts for the Bren gun, was estab lished by Czech engineer Mirka Sigmund, who moved to Britain due to the expanding reach of the Nazis.
Born in Glasgow in 1920, Mr Pollock landed in Normandy 10 days after the initial D-Day landings as a Bren Gun carrier driver in the Highland Light Infantry.
We were assault engineers and had a waistcoat with no sleeves and carried two Bren gun magazines and a 24-hour food pack, because it was going to be a while before we would get any food.
To his colleagues' disbelief, Kenneally charged down the barren slope, his Bren gun chattering.