Definition of Rifle. Meaning of Rifle. Synonyms of Rifle

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Definition of Rifle

Rifle
Rifle Ri"fle, v. t. 1. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon. 2. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.
Rifle
Rifle Ri"fle, v. i. 1. To raffle. [Obs.] --Chapman. 2. To commit robbery. [R.] --Bp. Hall.
Rifle
Rifle Ri"fle, n. [Akin to Dan. rifle, or riffel, the rifle of a gun, a chamfer (cf. riffel, riffelb["o]sse, a rifle gun, rifle to rifle a gun, G. riefeln, riefen, to chamfer, groove), and E. rive. See Rive, and cf. Riffle, Rivel.] 1. A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket. 2. pl. (Mil.) A body of soldiers armed with rifles. 3. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes. Rifle pit (Mil.), a trench for sheltering sharpshooters.

Meaning of Rifle from wikipedia

- for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. › A rifle is a long-barrelled firearm designed for accurate shooting, with a barrel...
- The M1 Garand or M1 Rifle is a .30-06 caliber semi-automatic battle rifle that was the standard U.S. service rifle during World War II and the Korean War...
- The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is a family of military rifles adapted from the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle for the United States...
- The M14 rifle, officially the United States Rifle, Caliber 7.62 mm, M14, is an American select-fire battle rifle that fires 7.62×51mm NATO (.308 in) ammunition...
- The Lee–Enfield is a bolt-action, magazine-fed repeating rifle that served as the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth...
- An ****ault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. ****ault rifles were first put into m**** production...
- Кала́шникова, lit. 'Kalashnikov's automatic rifle'; also known as the Kalashnikov or just AK), is a gas-operated ****ault rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×39mm...
- A sniper rifle is a high-precision, long-range rifle. Requirements include accuracy, reliability, mobility, concealment and optics for anti-personnel...
- Winchester rifle is a comprehensive term describing a series of lever-action repeating rifles manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Developed...
- The 3-line rifle M1891, colloquially (but mistakenly; see Nagant's legal dispute) known in the West as Mosin–Nagant and in Russia and former Soviet Union...