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Definitions of rifling

  1. The act or process of making the grooves in a rifled cannon or gun barrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The system of grooves in a rifled gun barrel or cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. of Rifle Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for rifling

  1. The ghastly indiscretion of Professor Deeping, in rifling a Moslem Sacristy, had led to the mutilation of many who, unwittingly, had touched the looted relic, had brought about his own end, had established a league of fantastic assassins in the heart of the metropolis. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  2. Not the rest are rifling but they were the most impertinent, and I was so the rest are trifling, but they were the most impertinent, and I was so eloquence. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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