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air rifle Syllabification: air ri·fle
Pronunciation: /e(ə)r ˈrīfəl/

Definition of air rifle in English:


A rifle that fires pellets using compressed air.
Example sentences
  • The pellet fired from an air rifle lodged just centimetres from Lee's eye socket.
  • After losing some money to robbers and conmen, Edwards bought an air rifle and air pistol to ‘protect himself’.
  • Reports of an air rifle pellet being fired at school.
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