Sten

noun
\ ˈsten How to pronounce Sten (audio) \

Definition of Sten

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a light simple 9-millimeter British submachine gun
variants: or steno-

Definition of sten- (Entry 2 of 2)

: close : narrow : little stenothermal

First Known Use of Sten

Noun

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sten

Noun

R. V. Shepherd, 20th century English army officer + H. J. Turpin, 20th century English civil servant + Enfield, English

Combining form

Greek, from stenos

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“Sten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sten. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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