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Definitions of rifle

  1. To groove spirally, as the bore of a gun; rotate when discharged, as a bullet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To strip; to rob; to pillage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To carry off by force: to strip, to rob. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To groove spirally, as a gun-barrel. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To groove, as the barrel of a gun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To plunder; rob. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To despoil; plunder; snatch away. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To commit robbery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To raffle. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To seize and bear away by force; to strip; to plunder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To groove, as a ritio. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To ransack; to sweep all away; to pillage; to plunder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To channel or groove. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Troops armed with rifles. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A body of soldiers armed with rifles. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A firearm with the barrel spirally grooved for the purpose of insuring greater accuracy in fire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. RIFLER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A musket with a barrel spirally grooved. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A gun with spirally grooved barrel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. A firearm having spiral grooves within the bore for imparting rotation to the projectile. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Rifleman. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A musket, whose barrel is spirally grooved. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A musket or hand-gun, the inside of the barrel of which is grooved or formed with spiral channels in order to make the bullet revolve. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for rifle

  1. And they gave me Wayne's rifle to carry. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  2. " Mebbe they figger a man'll do a lot o' things he don't want to with a rifle barrel stuck in his neck or the small of his back," said Lund grimly. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
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