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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a submachine gun operated by gas pressure; used by the British in World War II

Etymologies

Br(no) + En(field), a borough of London in southeast England.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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