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  • n. A family of British 9 mm submachine guns used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and numerous other conflicts.

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  • n. a lightweight British submachine gun

Etymologies

STEN is an acronym, deriving from the names of the weapon’s chief designers, Major Reginald Sheperd and Harold Turpin, and ENfield, the location of the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) at Enfield Lock in London. (Wiktionary)

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