There are 2 main translations of rifle in Spanish:

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rifle 1

American English: /ˈraɪfəl/
British English: /ˈrʌɪf(ə)l/

noun

  • 1
    (before noun) (regiment)
    de fusileros
    rifle butt
    culata (feminine) de rifle
    rifle fire
    fuego (masculine) de fusil
    Example sentences
    • If you might have to fire a rifle or shotgun indoors, keep your hearing protection near the gun.
    • If infantry attacks on foot, defending troops cut off infantry from tanks and destroy it with machine-gun and automatic rifle fire.
    • For many of the British the battle resembled Mons: determined infantry assaults prepared by heavy shellfire, met with accurate rifle fire.
    Example sentences
    • Prussian military rifles first mounted sword bayonets in 1787 and the armies of most other countries followed suit over the following 30 or 40 years.
    • Johnston initially intended to create a black battalion that would include a Mobile company comprising Gilmer's rifles and additional troops.
    • On the Moroccan side, security services with shotguns and rifles with fixed bayonets have met migrant workers.

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rifle 2
American English: /ˈraɪfəl/
British English: /ˈrʌɪf(ə)l/

intransitive verb

  • (search)to rifle through something (for something)she rifled through the contents of the briefcase
    revolvió en el maletín
    he rifled through the papers
    buscó entre los papeles
    revolvió los papeles

transitive verb

  • 1 (plunder)
    (safe/drawers)
    they rifled her jewel box in search of the ring
    le revolvieron el joyero en busca del anillo
    Example sentences
    • As the victim, who is partially-sighted, sat helpless in her wheelchair, the men rifled through all the rooms in the house before stealing money from her handbag.
    • He then managed to keep her occupied while he rifled through the property in search of the cash savings.
    • Whoever did it was obviously looking for cash because they went through all my possessions and rifled through all the drawers in the house.
  • 2 (steal)
    (money/valuables)
    Example sentences
    • It is believed the thieves rifle letters for money or anything they can cash in, with birthday cards particular targets.
    • The 18-year-old thug snatched his victim's bag and rifled his wallet before punching him in the face on the bridge across the River Avon.
    • Dressed in his Garda tunic, the thief asked the woman for identification and rummaged through her handbag before rifling some cash.

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