Definition of rimfire in English:


Line breaks: rim|fire
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪmfʌɪə


Relating to or denoting guns whose cartridges have the primer around the edge of the base: a modern .22 rimfire rifle small copper-coloured rimfire cartridges
More 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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