Bren

(redirected from Bren guns)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bren - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
You would be correct to associate John Inglis with Bren guns, of which it made some 186,000 examples during the Second World War.
On display will be 303 P14 Lee Enfield rifles, Bren Guns, incendiary bombs and other World War II weapons.
4 Lee-Enfield rifles (see Part I), the Germans provided captured Bren guns to the Vichy government, which issued some to their paramilitary militia, the Milice francaise.
We can estimate that altogether more than 400,000 Bren guns were eventually produced in Great Britain, Canada, Australia and India.
Ammunition stored at the depot included 0.303 rounds for Lewis and Bren guns, shells for Polsten and Bofor guns, and 25Ib shells for anti-aircraft guns.
This argument is a variation on the theme, in the context of Hitler's blitzkrieg of France in Wold War II, "we can't stop Panzer tanks with Bren guns."
Soldiers would rush out into the park with Bren Guns on tripods and fire away.
In fact, my pal and I joined up when in our teens and were able to experience live firing with various weapons, such as Bren guns, Sten guns and rifles, on theDeerHill range.
Weapons, including Bren guns, German Schmeissers, Thompson submachine guns and heavy machine guns were scattered around the room.
In 1953, he and two other men, including Cathal Goulding who later became the chief-of-staff of the IRA, were sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing 108 rifles and eight Bren guns from an armoury.
We fired Bren guns, Sten guns and 303 rifles on the ranges.
Under a heavy covering fire from their Bren guns, "B" Company quickly "overran the bunkers and buildings, driving the enemy out with grenades and gunfire." The Bren gun coverage kept "their [the enemy's] heads down," explained one veteran.