rifle

A firearm developed from the 15thC with a barrel which has spiral grooves cut into the bore - the rifling. This causes the bullet to spin, resulting in greater stability of flight and accuracy.

Rifle

Rifle is British slang for the penis.
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Rifle

Rifle is British slang for the penis.
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rifle

[n] - a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore 2. [v] - go through in search of something
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rifle

Firearm that has spiral grooves (rifling) in its barrel. When a bullet is fired, the rifling makes it spin, thereby improving accuracy. Rifles were first introduced in the late 18th century. ...
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Rifle

Ri'fle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Rifled ; present participle & verbal noun Rifling .] [ French rifler to rifle, sweep away; of uncertain origin. CF. Raff .] 1. To seize and bear away by force; to...
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Rifle

Ri'fle intransitive verb 1. To raffle. [ Obsolete] Chapman. 2. To commit robbery. [ R.] Bp. Hall.
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Rifle

Ri'fle noun [ Akin to Danish rifle , or riffel , the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel , riffel bösse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, German riefeln , riefen , to chamfer, groove), and English rive . See Rive , and confer R...
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Rifle

Ri'fle transitive verb 1. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. 2. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle , noun , 3.
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rifle

1. 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket. ... 2. A body of soldiers armed with rifles. ... 3. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. Rifle pit, a ...
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rifle

noun a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore; `he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired`
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Rifle

• (n.) A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. • (n.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles. • (v. i.) To commit robbery. • (v. t.) To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. • (v. t.) To raffle. • (v....
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rifle

firearm with a rifled bore—i.e., having shallow spiral grooves cut inside the barrel to impart a spin to the projectile. The name, most often ... [12 related articles]
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rifle

rifle: see small arms.
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Rifle

A weapon designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed or redesigned and made or remade to use the energy of the explosive in a fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifled bore for each single pull of the trigger. 18 USC
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Rifle

A rifle is a firearm with spiral, parallel grooves cut into the bore to impart spin in the projectile giving flight stability to the projectile, and thus greatly improves the accuracy with which the projectile follows the aim.
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rifle

Firearm that has spiral grooves (rifling) in its barrel. When a bullet is fired, the rifling makes it spin, thereby improving accuracy. Rifles were first introduced in the late 18th century
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Rifle

AGM-65 launch.
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rifle

To play a shot accurately and for a great distance.
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Rifle

[disambiguation] A rifle is a firearm with a stock and a barrel that has a spiral groove or grooves (`rifling`) cut into its interior. Rifle may also refer to: In arts and entertainment: ...
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Rifle

[fashion] Rifle is an Italian clothing company founded in 1958 in Prato. They were most famous for their jeans during the 1980s, especially in the USSR, Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the rest of Eastern Europe. They were also very popular in Switzerland, UK, Israel and Holland between 1975 and 1990. There are upscale lines of Rifle J...
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Rifle

A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves (`rifling`) cut into the barrel walls. The raised areas of the rifling are called `lands,` which make contact with the projectile (for small arms usage, called a bullet), imparting spin around an axis corresponding to the ...
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Rifle

A shoulder-mounted firearm, having a series of spiral grooves (rifling) cut inside the barrel that impart a rapid spin to the single projectile, gyroscopically stabilizing it in flight for greatly improved accuracy over that of a smoothbore gun.
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