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rifle1

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rifle1

 
 
pronunciation:
raI fl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a firearm with a long barrel having spiral grooves inside designed to increase the accuracy of a shot.
 
definition 2: a cannon with such spiral grooves.
definition 3: one of the grooves itself.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rifled, rifles, rifling
definition: to cut spiral grooves onto the inner surface of (a gun barrel, pipe, or similar object).
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