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Sten gun

 (stĕn)
n.
A 9-millimeter submachine gun used chiefly by British and Commonwealth forces during World War II and the Korean War.

[After the names of its designers, Colonel Reginald V. S(hepherd) and Harold J. T(urpin), and En(gland), on the model of Bren gun.]

Sten gun

(stɛn)
n
(Military) a light 9 mm sub-machine-gun formerly used in the British Army and Commonwealth forces, developed during World War II
[C20: from s and t (initials of Shepherd and Turpin, the inventors) + -en, as in Bren gun]

Sten′ gun`


n.
a British light submachine gun.
Also called Sten.
[1940–45; R.V. S(hepherd) + H.J. T(urpin), the designers + En(gland)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sten gun - a lightweight British submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

Sten gun

[ˈstengʌn] Nmetralleta f Sten

sten gun

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