Sten gun

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An acronym, derived from the initials of the surnames of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and Enfield, the location of the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) in London.

Noun[edit]

Sten gun (plural Sten guns)

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