Definition of Sten gun in English:

Sten gun

Syllabification: Sten gun
Pronunciation: /ˈsten ˌgən
 
/

noun

  • A type of lightweight British submachine gun.
    More example sentences
    • He had his Mauser rifle slung over his shoulder and I had my Sten gun ready.
    • Out of frustration, he fired a few bursts of automatic fire from his Sten gun into the air.
    • The following British infantry mopped up what was left of us and I reached for the sky when I found myself looking at the wrong end of a Sten gun pointed at me by a British Tommy.

Origin

1940s: from the initials of the inventors' surnames, Shepherd and Turpin, suggested by Bren.

More definitions of Sten gun

Definition of Sten gun in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw