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.]
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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]
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Bren′ gun`

(brɛn)

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

Bren gun

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

n (Mil) → leichtes Maschinengewehr; Bren gun carrier, Bren carrierkleines leichtes Panzerfahrzeug
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References in periodicals archive ?
For training, the militia men were split into five squads of 30 and their daily schedule - split into eight periods - featured drill, gym, work, rifle shooting and bren gun training.
"This is a Bren Gun Carrier T16, which was used for transporting personnel and equipment in World War II - it also served as a machine gun platform.
Some of the soldiers up front called 'Can Corporal Hunt bring his Bren gun?' There was a message back: 'Corporal Hunt is dead.' I was away at teacher training college in Bangor and my mother wrote to me to tell me."
It's not known where the Bren gun was handed in or by whom.
Coming ashore on Gold Beach under heavy fire, he was decorated "for facingoff an enemy counter-attack just 48 hours later, when he personally accounted for many of the enemy" with a Bren gun (PS12,000).
The marching infantry would be followed by mechanized columns, which included World War 2 vintage Bren Gun Carriers.
I have included one photo showing Wilf with a Bren gun. What use was that against a tank?
The one photo shows Wilf on the Bren gun. What use was that against a tank?
Also the sling on the 4T appears to be a sling for a Bren gun? (as it appears longer than standard).
a CHARM offensive is on the MARCH MY goodness, what A bloom of flowers in MAY JU (Judy again) met LY (Lionel) in JULY my PET liked the dying EMBERS in cold SEPTEMBER he must MOVE the BREN gun in NOVEMBER he wants to BURY his FEAR of dying in FEBRUARY AL let RIP in APRIL JU (short for Judy) visited the N.E.