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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.]
(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]
a.303-caliber gas-operated submachine gun.
[1935–40; Br(no), Moravia + En(field), England, towns of manufacture]