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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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"Gaps were blown through the thick wire screening the battery positions, and the assault party, in face of withering fire from 10 machine-guns, stormed and silenced the battery with their Sten guns and bombs.
Caption: Frihedskaempere armed with Sten guns, M1917 rifles and a Sturmgewehr 44 captured from the Germans.
The 661 gangs of criminals had also been busted and the huge cache of weapons, including rocket launchers, sten guns, SMGs, shotguns and repeatesr, and explosive material were also recovered from the possession of arrested suspects, it added.
Sometimes the crude production of Sten Guns caused them to be nicknamed "Plumbers' Nightmares." Likewise, the M3 never received the adulation given the Thompson.
Police had opened fire with rifles and Sten guns on crowds protesting against a law requiring black people to carry identification.
Gently (Martin Shaw) reckons he led a gang of robbers who held up a local bank with sten guns. Can he put the psycho behind bars?
Kaziranga authorities and the district police of Karbi Anglong, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Golaghat districts disclosed that massive arms and ammunition were recovered from inside and the boundaries of the park and tiger reserve, including .303 rifles, Sten Guns, INSAS rifles, SLR guns and more.
"In an operation that was carried out, we recovered 10 rocket launchers, one AK 47, two sten guns, one carbine and one IED (Improvised Explosive Device) which is used as an explosive.
The French and British commandos are shown without helmets at all times, and troops that usually carried Sten guns are routinely depicted with standard rifles.
The company's products were as important in the making of jerricans, tanks, mine detectors, naval gun parts, pontoon bridges, steel lifeboats and Sten guns. In all, Turner brothers had six sites all close to each other - four in Cliveland Street, one in Hanley Street and another in Hospital Street, which was destroyed by bombing on November 19, 1940.
Patrols were also provided with a selection of silenced .22 pistols, rifles and Sten guns, plastic explosives, incendiary devices, and food to last for two weeks.
Three Kalashnikovs, sten guns, three triple-2 rifles, two repeaters, four hand grenades and hundreds of bullets have also been recovered from the suspects possession, SSP Chaudhry Aslam told .