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Definition of Rifle

Rifle

  1. To seize and bear away by force; to snatch away; to carry off.
  2. To strip; to rob; to pillage.
  3. To raffle.
  4. To raffle.
  5. To commit robbery.
  6. 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 As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.
  7. A body of soldiers armed with rifles.
  8. A strip of wood covered with emery or a similar material, used for sharpening scythes.
  9. To grove; to channel; especially, to groove internally with spiral channels; as, to rifle a gun barrel or a cannon.
  10. To whet with a rifle. See Rifle, n., 3.

Rifle Quotations

If it's lawful to have a rifle club to kill pheasants, it should be just as lawful to have one to kill wolves or dogs that are being sicked on little black babies. In fact, it's constitutional. Article Number Two of the constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to own a rifle or a shot gun.
Malcolm X

You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.
Isoroku Yamamoto

The only real power comes out of a long rifle.
Joseph Stalin

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt

When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible.
Dale Earnhardt
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Rifle Translations

rifle in Dutch is geweer, roer
rifle in French is fusil, carabine
rifle in German is Gewehr
rifle in Italian is fucile, carabina
rifle in Portuguese is espingarda
rifle in Spanish is fusil, rifle, escopeta, carabina
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