Sten gun


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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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There was a staccato yellow flash, and 9mm bullets from a British Sten gun tore into the German officer.
On April 4, 1961, along with my ambush party consisting of three Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and three Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of my unit, all armed with rifles, while I carried a Sten Gun we reached the site.
or slaughter the opposition with an invisible Sten gun, shooting from the hip: DRRRRR-ATTTCHYY
One very proper young RN Ordinary Seaman, having found himself a Sten gun, had attached himself as ship's company, and to add lustre to the white ensign that had been provided with the naval stores, a temporary acting sub-lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, took command.
Police also searched a wooded area near the flat and recovered an Uzi and Sten gun and rifle parts from the nearby River Ayr.
First he single-handedly charged a pill box with his Sten gun as his Green Howards comrades of the 6th Battalion spearheaded the invasion of Gold Beach.
Meanwhile, the police have sent the seized weapons including two AK 47 rifles and a sten gun, for forensic tests.
Backler, who was not usually armed in his role as a driver who loaded weapons onto RAF aircraft, was given a Sten gun for the mission.
Officers initially found a semi-automatic sten gun, a number of rounds of ammo and packages of suspected controlled drugs after searching the plot at around 8.
Rather, it was the type of maniacal "ack-ack" that brought to mind a Sten gun being emptied into an Easter pageant scene full of fluffy chicks and bunny rabbits.
Without a doubt, the homeliest of WWII submachine guns is the Brits' STEN gun.