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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.]
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(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]
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a British light submachine gun.Also called Sten.
[1940–45; R.V. S(hepherd) + H.J. T(urpin), the designers + En(gland)]
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|Noun||1.||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
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Sten gun[ˈstengʌn] N → metralleta f Sten
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