Definition of rimfire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrimˌfī(ə)r/


Relating to or denoting guns whose cartridges have the primer around the edge of the base.
Example sentences
  • These early Ballards were all chambered for rimfire cartridges, and featured an external, manually operated extractor.
  • Increases occurred in shotshell and centerfire rifle cartridge sales, while rimfire ammunition sales sagged.
  • It is the longest straight-walled rimfire cartridge in production, and getting an even wall thickness is difficult and critical.

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Syllabification: rim·fire

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