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rifle1 British & World English

A gun, especially one fired from shoulder level, having a long spirally grooved barrel intended to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance

rifle2 British & World English

Search through something in a hurried way in order to find or steal something

rifle English Thesaurus

she rifled through the contents of her wardrobe

rifled in rifle1 British & World English

Make spiral grooves in (a gun or its barrel or bore) to make a bullet spin and thereby have greater accuracy over a long distance

air rifle British & World English

A rifle which fires pellets using compressed air

rifle bird British & World English

A bird of paradise, the male of which has mainly velvety-black plumage and a display call that sounds like a whistling bullet

rifle range British & World English

A place for practising shooting with rifles

rifle shot British & World English

A shot fired from a rifle

assault rifle British & World English

A lightweight rifle developed from the sub-machine gun, which may be set to fire automatically or semi-automatically

express rifle British & World English

A rifle that discharges a bullet at high speed, used in big-game hunting

rifle microphone British & World English

A type of gun microphone with several parallel tubes of different lengths in front of the diaphragm to enhance its directional focus

National Rifle Association British & World English

A national organization founded in 1871 that promotes the legal use of guns and gun safety in the US and defends a US citizen’s constitutional right to own and bear arms

riflescope British & World English

A telescopic sight on a rifle

saloon pistol British & World English

A gun adapted for firing at short range

saloon rifle in saloon pistol British & World English

A gun adapted for firing at short range

Winchester British & World English

A breech-loading side-action repeating rifle

Winchester rifle in Winchester3 British & World English

A breech-loading side-action repeating rifle

Lee–Enfield British & World English

A bolt-action rifle of a type formerly used by the British army

Lee–Enfield rifle in Lee–Enfield British & World English

A bolt-action rifle of a type formerly used by the British army


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