Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See stend.

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  • proper noun The Sten gun, a family of British 9-millimeter submachine guns used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II, the Korean War and may other conflicts.

Etymologies

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From the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for Enfield

Examples

  • Erik Sten is starting to look like a fiscal conservative by comparison.

    Blazer fans will pay for soccer stadium (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Erik Sten is starting to look like a fiscal conservative by comparison.

    Jack Bog's Blog: July 2009 Archives

  • BTW, that new-fangled sub-machine gun manufactured from stamped metal parts - I believe that it's going to be called the "Sten" - it's never going to work is it?

    Army Rumour Service

  • BTW, that new-fangled sub-machine gun manufactured from stamped metal parts - I believe that it's going to be called the "Sten" - it's never going to work is it?

    Army Rumour Service

  • BTW, that new-fangled sub-machine gun manufactured from stamped metal parts - I believe that it's going to be called the "Sten" - it's never going to work is it?

    Army Rumour Service

  • BTW, that new-fangled sub-machine gun manufactured from stamped metal parts - I believe that it's going to be called the "Sten" - it's never going to work is it?

    Army Rumour Service

  • Simple in design, water- and dirt-proof and absurdly cheap it cost just a pound and a half to manufacture one, the Sten was the guerrilla weapon par excellence.

    Shadow Knights

  • Simple in design, water- and dirt-proof and absurdly cheap it cost just a pound and a half to manufacture one, the Sten was the guerrilla weapon par excellence.

    Shadow Knights

  • Simple in design, water- and dirt-proof and absurdly cheap it cost just a pound and a half to manufacture one, the Sten was the guerrilla weapon par excellence.

    Shadow Knights

  • Simple in design, water- and dirt-proof and absurdly cheap it cost just a pound and a half to manufacture one, the Sten was the guerrilla weapon par excellence.

    Shadow Knights

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